QUEENSBURY, NY – Edith Frida Sullivan, or, Edith Frida Beta Sullivan, 88 years old, a 14 year resident of Queensbury passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in hospice care at The Pines of Glens Falls.
Edith Frida Sullivan was born August 21, 1929 in New York City to the late Gerd and Katharina Runken. At a very young age the family moved to Bremen/Lesum, Germany where she spent her youth. At the age of 17 Edith returned to New York where she worked as a kitchen aid on an estate in Old Westbury, Long Island, N.Y. She then attended business school and worked as an accounting clerk for Stone and Webster in New York City,
In 1956 she married Carleton Sullivan and moved to Peekskill, N.Y. Edith was preceded in death by her husband Carl in November 2008.
Edith’s life took a different turn when she began to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was baptized into the Jehovah Witness faith in Peekskill. This began her over 40 years walk of faith with Jehovah. Edith joyfully served in three congregations – Rutland, Vt., Peekskill and Queensbury. She made many close and personal friends through this walk – especially with Myra Morgan and Jean Bradford.
Edith is survived by her sisters Elisabeth Rath, Dayton, Ohio and Hildburg Hardy, Georgetown, Tx and her brother Gerhard Runken and his wife Eleanor of Los Angeles, Ca. and many nieces and a nephew and their families.
Edith was a gracious and enthusiastic hostess. She loved entertaining and welcomed visitors with a smile. During the summer months she enjoyed going to her cabin on Tinmoth Lake, Vt. to enjoy nature. She loved her pets, especially her dog Lola.
A memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 28th at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow at Kingdom Hall, 81 Mohican St. Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Condolences may be sent directly to Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804 or through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.