Evelyn Andersen, 79, of Walton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 5, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long battle with cancer.
Born September 4, 1941 in Astoria, Queens, NY, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Louise King Guenther.
Evelyn owned B&B Deli with her late husband Bruce for many years. She was a successful business woman retiring as a high ranking executive with Islandaire Corporation in 2006. When Evelyn was not hard at work she loved to travel, dance, listening to all types of music, crocheting and had a passion for cooking, especially for her family and friends. Evelyn was a devout Christian and served as a Eucharistic Minister and was very involved with retreats and prayer groups. She always made it a priority to look her best, always making sure her hair, nails and makeup were always perfect. Most of all, Evelyn loved being a wife, mom and “Gobie” to her beloved grandchildren. She will be truly missed by all who had the opportunity to know her.
Survivors include her children Bruce Andersen (Kathleen), Janice Geyer (Willie) and Janine Lehrer (Joe); brother Robert Guenther; grandchildren Brandon Andersen (Megan), Alyssa Andersen, William Geyer, Ryan Andersen, Ashley Geyer (Dan) and Sean Andersen; longtime friends Maryann Palminteri and Noreen Seiter, along with many others and grand pup Jake Boy. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Evelyn is predeceased by her beloved husband Bruce C. Andersen who passed on November 17, 2019 and sister-in-law Ellen Guenther.
Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will take place on Thursday, February, 11, 2021 from 5-7 P.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 25 Benton Avenue, Walton with the Rev. Edward J. Golding officiating. Please assemble at church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Evelyn’s family, please visit her online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com