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Thursday June 29th, 2017
11:00am

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Funeral Service


Thursday June 29th, 2017
12:00pm

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Interment at: Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery
Thursday June 29th, 2017
12:00pm

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Sue W. Lainhart

Sue W. Lainhart (née Walsh) passed away Saturday at her home in Altamont, NY. She was 81 years old. Sue grew up in Castleton, NY on the Dawn Dairy goat farm owned by her parents, Thomas Walsh and Dorothy Booth-Walsh. She graduated from The Academy of Holy Names, received a Bachelor's in mathematics from The College of Saint Rose, and a Master's in science education from Union College. She was a science teacher and taught biology and Earth science at East Greenbush High School for thirty-one years. Sue married Reid C. Lainhart of Altamont in 1970 and was with him until his death in November of 2001. She is survived by her son Charles Lainhart, his wife Kristina, and her grandson Michael Lainhart and his mother Laurie. Sue is also remembered by her step-sons Paul, Brian, and Alan Lainhart and their families. Sue and Reid lived on the Lainhart homestead, which has been in the family since 1768. After Reid's death, Sue remained on the farm and dedicated herself to preserving its historical legacy. She received a state grant for historical preservation and oversaw the renovation of two Dutch barns on the property. Her family is forever grateful to her home health aides, Alice Ault and Marsha Blood. Without them, Sue would have been unable to remain at home and independent. Sue wanted to live out her life at home with her dog, Foxy, and with their help she was able to do so. Services will be held at Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont, NY on Thursday at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.


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Sue. You and your family were a tremendous part and influence in my life during high school while working at the Dawn Dairy goat farm. I told you and Dorothy it was that mentoring who gave me a path to succeed and achieve my DVM when woman were struggling for independence/achievement. Rest In Peace with many stars surrounding you - thank you.

Ann Platt Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sue Lainhart

Ann Platt Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

Trish Marciano Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sue Lainhart

Trish Marciano Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

Alice Ault Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sue Lainhart

Alice Ault Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

There are no words to express how saddened by the loss of a dear friend. Find comfort knowing she is free from all pain and life struggles.I will always remember the memories we shared and the love of are dogs.I love you .Rest peacefully Alice Ault

Alice Ault Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

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