Mt Vision, NY
Alice Rita Pfeuffer, 72. of Mt. Vision died peacefully at Bassett Healthcare Network on Thursday December 13, 2012 with her loving family by her side
She was born December 31, 1939 in Yaphank, NY the daughter of Robert J. and Alice H.(Rutkowski) Walsh; and granddaughter of Herman and Eleanor Gerard of Laurens. She married Gustav (Gus) Pfeuffer on July 10, 1959 in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Alice graduated form Bergen Tech Vocational High School as a licensed beautician. She continued in this career until her oldest daughter was born; and then became the homemaker taking loving care of her two daughters and husband.
In 1976 the family moved from Ridgefield Park New Jersey to Mount Vision. Alice and her husband Gus started the Hill Top Construction Company, which they ran till 2005. In 1990 Alice and Gus purchased Auger’s Bookstore, where she and her daughter, Teresa, ran the business till 1998.
Alice enjoyed camping, traveling, NASCAR and tractor pulls. She was famous for her cream puffs that used duck eggs. Alice will be remembered as being the most supportive mother anyone family could have wished for; Always attending the PTA meetings, going to all the school activities and later in her life caring for her grandchildren.
Her husband Gus; her children Teresa Convis (Scott) and Wendy Tennant (Mike); her grandchildren Caitlin and Amber Marble, and Kristopher Convis; her sister Eleanor Lauer (Ronald); her brother in-law Herbert Pfeuffer (Delores); her sister- in-law Ruth Johnston; and many nieces and nephews survive Alice.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Messner officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 16, 2012 from 2 – 4 pm.
Interment will be at Mt. Vision Cemetery on Monday following the service.
Contributions may be made in Alice’s memory to the American Heart/Stroke Association, Fox Care in Oneonta, Sitrin Rehabilitation in New Hartford or Hartwick Emergency Squad.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.