Pa­tri­cia A. Ay­ers, 78, of High Falls

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

HIGH FALLS >> Pa­tri­cia A. Ay­ers, 78, of High Falls, died Satur­day, Nov. 10, 2018, at HealthAl­liance Hospi­tal, Broad­way Cam­pus, in Kingston. She was born in Kingston on March 29, 1940, a daugh­ter of the late Carl Henry Rask and Rotha Wil­son Rask. In 1942, her par­ents re­lo­cated from Rosendale to Bridge­port, Conn., where she grew up.

In later years, she re­called events of life in an in­dus­trial city dur­ing World War II, leav­ing in­deli­ble mem­o­ries in her young mind of con­stant air raids, B-29 bombers fly­ing over­head nightly, search­lights criss­cross­ing the night sky, along with ra­tioning and difficulty get­ting food.

Pa­tri­cia grad­u­ated from Bas­sick High School in 1958 and grad­u­ated with a BS de­gree in 1962 from Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State Univer­sity. She at­tended grad­u­ate school at the Univer­sity of Bridge­port while teach­ing ele­men­tary school in Fair­field, Conn.

Upon her mar­riage to Barry H. Ay­ers in 1964, she re­turned to the area, liv­ing in High Falls. She taught in the Ron­d­out Val­ley Cen­tral Schools and in later years worked as an of­fice man­ager in a physi­cian’s of­fice.

Love of fam­ily was al­ways her main fo­cus. Pa­tri­cia also en­joyed gar­den­ing, knit­ting, and cro­chet­ing. She loved to travel, en­joy­ing many va­ca­tions, es­pe­cially to Long Boat Key, Fla., and to Las Ve­gas, Nev.

Pa­tri­cia was a mem­ber of the Com­mu­nity Church of High Falls and a for­mer mem­ber and sec­re­tary of the Board of Trustees of the High Falls Ceme­tery As­so­ci­a­tion.

Her hus­band, Barry H. Ay­ers, died April 2, 2015. She is sur­vived by two sons, David H. Ay­ers and his wife Ber­nadette of Saugerites, and Michael Ay­ers of High Falls; a step­grand­son, Derek Cafaldo; and step great-grand­chil­dren, Ezra Cafaldo and Ari­anna Cafaldo, all of Sauger­ties. She is also sur­vived by a dear friend, Dr. Peter Houghton of Kingston.

Her fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Wed­nes­day at Ge­orge J. Moy­lan Fu­neral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. The Rev. Ar­lene Daw­ber will of­fi­ci­ate. In­ter­ment will fol­low at High Falls Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion for fam­ily and friends will be Tues­day from 4 to 8 p.m. at the fu­neral home.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions are re­quested to the High Falls Fire Depart­ment for Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties in mem­ory of both Barry and Pa­tri­cia. (www.GJMoy­lanFuner­alHome.com)

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