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Geraldine M Dowling Bach
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1924
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1998
Herkimer County
New York, USA

ILION Geraldine M. Bach, 74, of 15 Third Ave. died on Saturday, July 25, 1998, at her daughter's home in Ilion, after a short illness.

She was born on June 7, 1924, in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late James Stephen and Minnie Louis Foster Dowling.
She was raised and educated in Springfield Gardens.
On Aug. 31, 1940 she married August Albert Bach. They had a loving union of 31 years until his passing on Oct. 10, 1971. On Aug. 11, 1979, she then married Howard Lester Sergeant.

For several years, Geraldine and her family lived in Crocket, Texas, coming to Fly Creek in 1952, and moving to Ilion in 1983. She had worked as a cook and then as a seamstress for the Johnstown Knitting Mill. She was presently employed with the Greenthumb Program, working at the Country Mart Grocery Store in Schuyler.
Geraldine was always willing and eager to help people. She had the compassion to see only the good in everyone she met and helped. Over the years, she took on various roles as a volunteer. She was instrumental in organizing many support groups in both Texas and New York for Al-Anon, worked as a Herkimer County Hospice Volunteer, and was a member of the local AARP Chapter. She was presently the coordinator of Widowed Person Services of the Mohawk Valley.

Surviving besides Howard are two sons, two daughters, a stepdaughter, 17 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, six great-granchildren, several nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold, and her grandson, Harold (Ike) Bach in 1995.

Interment will follow in Fly Creek Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  James Stephen Dowling (1885 - 1961)
  Minnie Louise Foster Dowling (1889 - 1981)
  August Albert Bach (1911 - 1971)
  Howard Lester Sargeant (1924 - 2002)
Fly Creek Valley Cemetery
Otsego County
New York, USA
Plot: Sect. A Lot 557
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Record added: Oct 19, 2012
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Geraldine M <i>Dowling</i> Bach
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