Cheryl Baumes

Cheryl Baumes

Cheryl Baumes, 69, of Otisco, NY, passed away Friday at home.

Born in Amsterdam, NY, she lived in the Mohawk Valley, raised her family in Nelliston, moved to Foresport in 2003, and most recently resided in Otisco.

A 1969, graduate of Mohawk High School, Cheryl earned her associate’s degree from Fulton-Montgomery Community College and bachelor’s degree from SUNY IT. She was the director of Social Services for Montgomery County for 10 years before retiring in 2010, and previously worked at Beech-Nut for 25 years. After retiring, she worked as a substitute teacher for the Adirondack Central School District. Cheryl was a member of Fort Plain United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts leader, Girl Scouts leader and past president of Snowbird Lake Assoc., where she served on the board of directors for 15 years. She enjoyed quilting, stamping, kayaking, swimming and spending time with her family.

Cheryl was predeceased by her father, William Bayes.

Surviving are her loving husband of 51 years, John; son, John (Christa) Baumes Jr. of Otisco; daughter, Angela Horning of Little Falls; mother, Maxine Callahan of Mohawk; sisters, Candice (Ron) Colvin of Pecks Lake, Patricia Callahan of Mohawk, Teresa (Kevin) Sterling of Mohawk, Susan Callahan of Mohawk and Lisa Hewitt of Gloversville; brother, David (Pam) Bayes of Broadalbin; grandchildren, Dillon and Rusty Baumes, Lindsey Woolson, Victoria Clouthier and Zoe Persse; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Emma, Sebastian, Kyle, Keegan and Saadia; brothers-in-law, Martin (Rose) of Fairbanks, AK and Robert (Linda) of Amsterdam; sisters-in-law, Sandra (Channing) Gordon of Sprakers and Irene (Nelson) Ambridge of Auburn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, October 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Face masks are required.

Services will be private for family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or to The Wild Animal Park, 7621 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037.

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By Patricia Older