Born in Tupper Lake, Elizabeth resided in Skaneateles for the past fifty-five years. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles. Chairwomen of the Women of St. James for over 20 years. She played an active role in planning receptions. She was in charge of St. James’s kitchen and her gift of organization, attention to detail and willingness to always help, made events in the church parish run smoothly.
Each October she coordinated the collection of scarves for Breast Cancer survivors. Each December, she organized the making and delivery of Christmas Card baskets.
In 2010, in recognition of her immeasurable faith and dedicated service, St. James Church, Skaneateles, selected Betty as its Honored Women for the year 2010.
Betty was an active volunteer at The St. James Thrift Shop. She and her husband Charlie delivered Meals On Wheels. She knit hats for babies at Syracuse Hospitals. Betty had a love of golf which she shared with her husband Charlie. She was a member of the Skaneateles YMCA and a loyal SU fan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Knickerbocker in 2000, Two daughters, Karen Feldmann in 1991, and Kristine Chapman in 2005.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathryn (William) Stenard of Auburn NY, 6 Grandchildren: Peter (Melissa) Chapman, of Marcellus NY, Angie (Mark) Usowski, of Auburn NY, Barbara (Sid) Nadella, of Short Hills NJ, Ashley (Ryan) Noga, of Auburn NY, Mark Feldmann, of Atlanta GA and Mike Chapman, of Auburn NY, 11 Great Grandchildren:
Eve, Max, Henry, Connor, Nathan, Neel, Meera, Penny, Grace, Ruby, Harper.
Services will be held on Wednesday December 15th at 10am in St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles.
Burial will be private in Lakeview Cemetery a reception will be at St. James Church Parish Hall immediately following the church service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to, Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Service.
(SAVES) 77 Fennell St., Skaneateles, NY 13152.