Marilyn E. Brewster

Marilyn E. Brewster, age 73, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at her residence.

She was born on September 27, 1944, in Amsterdam, a daughter of the late Richard M. Stock and Nina Naccarato Stock.

Marilyn was employed at Endicott Johnson, Townsend Leather and lastly at Wells Nursing Home. Mrs. Brewster was of the Catholic faith, a communicant of the former Immaculate Conception Church in Johnstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Shelly Riach and her husband Steven H. of Gloversville; one brother, Marvin Stock of Johnstown; three sisters, Shirley Van Aernam of Johnstown, Deborah Herry of Florida and Deany Warren of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Nicole Ryan and her husband Rocky, Jason Riach and Steven J. Riach; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Brewster, whom she married on June 17, 1981, and he passed on October 31, 2005.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Contributions in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, New York 12110 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, New York 12078.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

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By Josh Bovee

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