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Beth M. Schiltz

September 26, 1941 — March 4, 2023

Beth M. Schiltz, 81 years old, of Altamont NY, passed away Saturday March 4, 2023 at Albany Medical Center

Beth passed away peacefully 45 years to the day after her beloved mother Ethel Hunsdon Moody. With her children Jeff and Jenn at her side, Beth entered the kingdom of heaven after a brief illness at Albany Medical Center.

Beth was born on September 26, 1941 in Ticonderoga NY to John and Ethel Moody. She grew up in the country hamlet of Chilson with her sister Lois and many Hunsdon cousins and friends. Beth was a 4th generation attendant of the Methodist Chilson Chapel. She graduated from Ticonderoga High School and Cobleskill College. There she was a member of the Alpha Lambda Phi sorority and active in the theater group, graduating with a business degree. She moved to Albany with her college girlfriends, started a family and formed many lifelong friendships. She had 2 children - Jeffrey Michael and Jennifer Michelle Gregory. She married Sylvester Schiltz in July 1984 and had a loving 38-year marriage. She worked at Capital Region Boces in Colonie until retirement, was active in the VFW ladies auxiliary and attended regular services at the Altamont Reformed Church. She loved her birds and flower gardens and she loved a good visit. She played guitar and piano by ear and loved to sing, play and listen to Country music. She had a full and rich life with her beloved Sylvester. They loved being together, comforted and truly happy and content with each other's company. Their bond was a beautiful thing to witness and something we should all strive for.

Beth is Survived by her loving husband Sylvester Schiltz, her children and step children Jeffrey (Jacqueline) Gregory, Jennifer (Scott Warren) Gregory, Donna Shadow, James Schiltz, Douglas Schiltz, and her many step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her sister Lois (Bill Vinson) Gunning and her nieces and nephew Shane (Lynn) Gunning, Shari (James) O'Bryan, and Megan Daly - RN at Albany Medical Center - who supported and gave of herself in so many ways during Beth's recent stay there.

Beth is predeceased by her parents John and Ethel Hunsdon Moody, and her stepchildren Steve Schiltz, Jody Schiltz and Chuck Schiltz.


"And I will always love you" - Dolly Parton

A funeral service will be celebrated in the Altamont Reformed Church 129 Lincoln Avenue, Altamont Saturday June 10,2023 at 10am. Inurnment will immediately follow in Fairview Cemetery, Altamont with military honors for Sylvester.

Condolences may be sent online or mailed, care of the family, to Fredendall Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to;

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The Dollywood Foundation

111E Main Street, 2nd Floor

Sevierville, TN 37862


Chilson Community Founders Association, Inc.

c/o Elise McClintock, Treasurer

934 Route 9N <'> Route 9N Ticonderoga, NY 12883?entry=gmail&source=g>

Ticonderoga, NY 12883 <'> Route 9N Ticonderoga, NY 12883?entry=gmail&source=g>




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Sunday, April 2, 2023

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