Elizabeth M. Brockhum, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away peacefully at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home on December 24, 2012. The daughter of the late Wesley and Marie Knapp Mills, she was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on June 8, 1927.
Elizabeth was raised in Gloversville where she also attended local schools. She was married to Nelson Brockhum on September 6, 1957. She worked over 19 years at the Crescendo Glove Company in Johnstown as a glove maker. Elizabeth was a member of many Ladies Auxiliaries such as the American Legion, the Moose and the VFW, all in Gloversville. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church. Elizabeth was truly devoted to her family, always working hard to provide and care for each child and grandchild. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. She enjoyed traveling to visit and will be truly missed by all who enjoyed her joking and happy spirit.
Her loving family includes sons, James W. Brockhum (Pamela), Timothy N. Brockhum (Richard Garcia), Mark E. Brockhum and Steven J. Brockhum; a daughter, Marie E. Forsey; a brother, Herman Mills; and a sister, Joyce Smarz. She is also survived by her 10 beloved grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband of over thirty five years, Nelson Brockhum. She was also predeceased by her twin sister, Lydia Shandro; a sister, Marion Danforth; and brother, Albert Mills.
Family and friends are invited to visit on December 30, 2012, from 1 until 2 p.m. at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, NY 12078, followed by a funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place in the spring at Maple Avenue Cemetery in Fultonville, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Nathan Littauer Hospital and the Extended Care unit or to the Salvation Army in Gloversville, N.Y. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.