Jean Sleight

Jean Sleight, 86, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. Born in Schenectady, NY on April 20, 1932, she was the daughter of Charles and Folma Jackson.

Jean was a homemaker and lovingly raised her family. She worked for NYS and later for Galway Schools.

Jean was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa and volunteered in the food pantry at church. She was very active in the Make A Wish Foundation. She loved to craft, making angels was her favorite. She enjoyed face painting and camping. Playing bridge was one of her favorite things.

She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, her sister Alice, great grandson Elijah and granddaughter in law Tanya. Jean is survived by her husband William F. Bernadt, Jr.; children William (Barbara), Robert (Bev), Bonnie, Buck (Cissy), Brian (Amy) and Brad (Dawn); brother Len (Anita); 10 grandchildren Travis, Brandon, Kyle, Amber, Lisa, Marisa, Chrisandra, Amanda, Dana and Christopher; and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Wednesday, December 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 11 from 4pm to 7pm at Christ Church.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jean may be made to Christ Episcopal Church.

The family would like to thank Saratoga Hospital, Community Hospice of Saratoga and the members of Christ Church for their care and compassion.

Guest Book


My sincere sympathy to the family of this beautiful soul. Jean has a heart of gold. I will always remember this beautiful amazing woman, and I wish I be strong like her someday, will be missed dearly love you grandma RIP

Randy Reynolds

My deepest condolences. "Ma Sleight" could fill a room with love and laughter and I treasure the memories of her, Pop and all of you great folks.

Diane M Palmateer

To the entire family,
Mike and I are so very sorry to hear that Jean had passed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
With all our love,
Mike and Diane Palmateer

Gary and Donna Townsend

Our deepest condolences to the Sleight families

Nora Palmateer

My sincere sympathy to the Sleight family. Jean was a great friend to all who knew her. A beautiful woman who would always be there for you. RIP Jean.

Patrick and Holly DeMarsh

Buck, Cissy, Chrisandra, Amanda and the entire Sleight Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful woman and so welcoming to all of your friends. May she be at peace and may you all find comfort in happy memories.
With Love,
Patrick, Holly, Nicole and Brittney DeMarsh