Altamont - Elaine F. Krouse, 80, died on Saturday, April 17, 2010 after a long illness. Born on January 19, 1930 in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth DellaVolpe. She grew up in Ozone Park, Queens. On May 25, 1952, Elaine married her late husband Ernest N. Krouse. In 1955, they moved to Altamont. She was employed by the New York State Bar Association for over 20 years. She was a member of both the Altamont VFW and American Legion's Ladies Auxiliary. Elaine is survived by her daughter Patricia L. (Joseph) Dover; two grandchildren Kelly Marie Dover and Jeffery S. (Melissa) Dover; four great grandchildren Dezmond, Addison, Logan Dover and Elijah Vyent; a sister Joan (Vincent) Villano as well as several nieces and nephews and many good friends. She is also predeceased by her brother Louis Volpe. A funeral service will be held at 6 PM on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont. Friends may call prior from 3 PM to 6 PM.