My name is Joshua Shultis (grandson), and I have set up this gofundme on behalf of the family to support covering the funeral costs for Eva May Truesdell-Irwin who passed away on August 5th, 2022. Additional funds received will go to Community Hospice - Columbia & Greene Counties. But please feel free to donate directly to them on her behalf or to the charity of your choice.
Eva May Truesdell-Irwin, 91 of Prattsville, New York passed away peacefully in her sleep at her family home where she was born and raised a family of her own, surrounded by family members early on the morning of Friday, August 5th, 2022.
Calling hours will be held at Decker Funeral Home in Windham, NY on Saturday, August, 13th between 2:00-3:00 pm with a brief service following. Burial will follow on Monday, August 15th at 10:30 am at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Decker Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Eva was born on February 1st, 1931. She was the 7th and youngest child of Sylvia Alice Morris Truesdell-Nichols and Stephen Wright Truesdell. Eva began rural school in Little Westkill and then attended and graduated from Grand Gorge Central School with a regents diploma and met her husband of 63 years Master Sergeant Donald Leroy Irwin when she was in school.
Eva enjoyed traveling, going on daily rides and her weekly routine to the hair salon, and going out for meals. She loved watching Donald play the guitar for the Del-Se-Nango Olde Tyme Fiddlers, Hilton Kelly, and his Sidekicks, as well as when he played with family and friends. To all that knew her or just met her in passing, they would describe her as a kind, loving and caring woman with a huge heart who welcomed anyone into her home and would make them feel just like family. She enjoyed great conversations over a cup of tea or coffee and cooking up a meal or dessert for anyone who stopped by.
Eva is survived by her loving children Jane Bemis, Balston Spa, NY, Laurel Irwin (James Huggins), West Kill, NY, Tammy Shea (John Shea) of Harrisburg, PA and David Irwin (Dorothy Macken) Prattsville, NY, including 16 grandchildren and their significant others, 19 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and too many friends to number.
Eva was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years Master Sergeant Donald Leroy Irwin, parents Sylvia Alice Morris Truesdell-Nichols and Stephen Wright Truesdell, brothers Robert Truesdell, James Truesdell, David Truesdell, George Truesdell, Wright, Jr. Truesdell and sister Corinna Truesdell-Peckham.