Evelyn M. Blackeby


(December 27, 1911 - July 6, 2002)


Webpage by Cliff Lamere     19 Mar 2010


ALBANY -- Evelyn M. Blackeby died on July 6, 2002. Born in Bergen County, NJ on December 27, 1911, she had been a resident of Albany since 1937.

    She received a bachelor of science degree from Rutgers University. Her longest employment was as registrar of the School of Nursing at Albany Medical Center from which she retired in 1976. Miss Blackeby was a long-time active member of First Church in Albany, Reformed, serving at various times as teacher, trustee, elder, leader women's groups, food pantry volunteer, choir member, piano accompanist, encourager and friend. She was a tireless volunteer at Albany Medical Center and the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen for many years. Miss Blackeby was the recipient of many prestigious awards and tributes related to her volunteer service.

    Daughter of the late Anna T. and William J. Blackeby, she is survived by a few cousins scattered in Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New Jersey. A beloved friend, her positive and encouraging presence will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

    Miss Blackeby has graciously donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College and there will not be any calling hours. A memorial service will be held at First Church on Thursday, July 11 at 2 PM. Those who wish may send a remembrance in her name to First Church in Albany (Reformed), 110 North Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207.

    [Published in the Times Union, Albany NY, Tuesday, July 9, 2002.  Section: CAPITAL REGION,  Page: B6]



According to Audrey Ming, Evelyn Blackeby was in the choir from 1938 until her death in 2002.

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