Genevieve M. Hanchar

Genevieve M. Hanchar, age 93, of Johnstown, passed
away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Nathan Littauer
Hospital, Gloversville.
Born on August 3, 1928, in Johnstown NY, she was
the daughter of the late Jozef and Poldina (Ralbovsky)
Holly.
Genevieve was a Johnstown High School graduate
and then went on to graduate from Albany Business
College. She was employed at the Fulton County Department
of Social Services. Genevieve was a longtime
president of the Wreath 101 Slovak Catholic
Sokol. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great
grandmother, daughter, and sister. She led her life by
“doing unto others” and gave her love unconditionally.
Her family was blessed to have her in their lives
and will remember her for being their rock, for making
them laugh, for her thoughtfulness, for always being
there for them, for their conversations, and for her
loyalty and singular focus on her family.
Genevieve married the love of her life, George M.
Hanchar on December 26, 1953. George passed on October
16, 1975.
She is survived by her children, John Hanchar
(Cathy), Stephen Hanchar (Mary), Virginia Hanchar
(John Kelly), Georgia Vieira; grandchildren, Frank,
Tim, Mary, Johanna, Elizabeth, Christopher; great
grandchildren, Emmett, and Elaine; as well as several
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Genevieve
is predeceased by her brother, John Holly.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday,
November 26, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Church of the
Holy Spirit, 153 S Main St, Gloversville, NY 12078.
Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery,
Johnstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Genevieve’s
memory can be made to St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Shrine, PO Box 627, Fonda NY, 12068 or the Graymoor:
The Holy Mountain Franciscan Friars of the
Atonement, (www.atonementfriars.org), Route 9 40
Franciscan Way, Garrison, NY 10524.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter
& Donnan Funeral home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by
visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.
Cor. Main & Melcher St.
Johnstown • 762-7116
Barter & Donnan
Funeral Home

By Leader-Herald

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