DELMAR - Eleanor "Elli" Joyce McEvoy, age 77 passed away on Friday December 22 in her home in Delmar, NY after a year long battle with cancer. Elli was born on February 6, 1940 in Albany to Clover and Edward Mikol. She was a life-long resident of the Town of Bethlehem. She worked most of her professional career for Cornell University, first at Cornell Cooperative Extension, then at the Cornell Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in Albany. She retired in 2002. She enjoyed many hobbies throughout her life, including knitting and crocheting, quilting and playing bridge. She loved to swim and was a regular at the Bethlehem YMCA and Bethlehem Town Park pool. She was a great cook and loved to share food with others. She was an active member of the Bethlehem Community Church for her entire adult life. She is survived by her son Mark (of Dallas) along with his wife Tina and grandchildren Daniel and Delanie; her daughter Deborah (of New York City) along with her partner Edwin; and son David (of Guilderland) along with his wife Suzanne and grandchildren Lauren and Steven; her sister Marcia (of Conesus Lake) and Aunt Joyce (of East Greenbush) along with many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. Her service will be held at Bethlehem Community Church at 1:00 on Friday December 29, followed by a reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the BCC Deaconess Fund, Bethlehem YMCA or we are gathering donations to purchase a commemorative bench in her name at the Town Park pool.
Applebee Funeral Home has been serving Delmar and its surrounding communities since 1904. This stately brick building is a defining point of Delmar's Four Corners. However, it was in Clarksville where the family's first funeral home was located at the Clark House, a Greek revival style home built by Adam Clark in the mid 1820's.