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Fredendall Funeral Home
Tuesday August 6th, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Pauline E. Williman

KNOX - Pauline E. Williman, 93, of Knox, New York passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Pauline was the daughter of Harrison Salisbury and Alta (Hallenbeck) Salisbury.  Her siblings include William H. Salisbury and Grace (Salisbury) Haselton-Kraus who predeceased her. She is survived by her sister, Lorraine (Salisbury) VanDyke, and many nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and nephews.  She was an accomplished court reporter (stenographer) for many decades, blazing a professional trail and breaking the glass ceiling for today’s businesswomen.  Notably, she was a self-employed court reporter from 1949 until 2006 when she retired at the age of 80, with her company providing initial opportunities to many successful court reporters throughout NYS and the country today.  Additionally, she was the NYS Supreme Court/Third Judicial District official court reporter from 1958-1964 and the official NYS Senate court reporter from 1979-1998.  Pauline was a caring and generous woman and created and served as president of the Patroon Land Foundation, which, in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of NENY, has provided thousands of tons of produce for those in need.  Memorial services for Pauline will be at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m.  The family is asking in lieu of flowers to please make donations to the Patroon Land Foundation. .


Such good memories I have of Pauline, growing up in Thacher Park. She took our youth group from church to NYC in her station wagon to the World s Fair how brave was that!h7thg

Dianne Healt Schanz Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM

One of the special ones, also from the greatest generation Pauline held high standards, had a strong work ethic and was one of the people that I have most respected all my life. Her many acts of kindness, work in the church and generosity through sharing of her land's produce - she will surely have a place in heaven for the great lady that she was throughout her lifetime. Deepest sympathies to the family and those close to her. Paula Shafer

Paula Shafer Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

My heart felt sympathies to Pauline's family. She was an amazing woman. Full of love and joy. Always helping someone in need. One of her goals in life was to feed as many people in need as she could by providing fresh locally grown produce. It's been an honor and a privilege to have worked side by side with her getting the Patroon Land Farm up and running. Pauline, you will be tremendously missed.

Linda Comstock Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Pauline was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. We had many interesting talks about her travels and her working days. I sure am going to miss her.

Sandy Vanvalkenburg Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

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