Geralyn E. Minkler


Geralyn E. Minkler 76, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Born in Cobleskill, NY on November 3, 1942, she was the daughter of Gerald and Estella Mereness.

Geralyn ran a daycare in her home in Niskayuna for many years. She later moved to Galway and was a teacher’s aide at the Galway Central Schools, retiring in 2010. Geralyn was beloved by all her students and was awarded the “Everybody’s Grandma” award by the Galway School Board.

She was a member of the West Charlton Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and served as a deacon. She was also a Lioness and member of the Galway Lion’s Club.

She was predeceased by her parents Gerald and Estella, and her second husband Eugene DeLafleur. Geralyn is survived by her husband Gerard Minkler; her children James Whittredge (Kelly), Gregory DeLaFleur (Donna), Ernie Whittredge (Marybeth), Heidi Cavanaugh (Douglas), Donna Bucher (Keith), Brian DeLaFleur (Amy), David Whittredge (Debbie), Deborah Bennett (Russell), and Donna Defibaugh (Karl); siblings Marylee Slater, Judy Strauss and Dale Mereness (Betty); 20 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, October 28 at the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, Sacandaga Road, Charlton. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery, Galway. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 27 from 2pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Geralyn may be made to the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church or Galway Library.

Guest Book

Patti and Pat Southworth

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Chris Sikorski

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Bill,Janice and Julie Hewitt

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Sister Jude Marie Sweeney, SSND

Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers … especially Brian, Amy and the Girls … hugs and love

Alicia & Clint Birdsall

Jim, Ernie, Heidi, David, Jerry and families,

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Aunt Geralyn will always be a loving memory of many great family times. She is now at home with her loving God. Love, hugs, and kisses to you all.

Lucinda Ormiston

It's sad to hear of Geralyn's passing. I had the pleasure of working with her at the school. She was such a kindhearted woman with such a loving heart. God Bless.

Loni Koubek

Gerry and family,

I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my constant thoughts. Cherish all of the good memories to help you through this time.

Tina Grolley

I am so sorry for your loss. Geralyn was a wonderfully caring woman. I worked with her for many years at Joseph Henry Elementary School and so enjoyed our many chats. Her love for the children always showed in her interactions with them.

Eric Panis

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Carol Janczak

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Patty Bowers

My condolences to the family.

George and Mary Lee Blakeslee

We are so sorry for your loss. We've known your family for so many years through Union 2 and wish you peace at this difficult time. May God bless the family.

Judy Mereness Strauss

Goodbye Sis! You will be missed. Your joy of life will be celebrated! Congratulations on your awesome family! See you soon! Love ya, Judy