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In Memory of

Eva Mae Pindar

August 28, 1927 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


Eva Mae Pindar, 87, a regional freelance newspaper columnist and pianist passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, lovingly surrounded by her family at the Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born on August 28, 1927, in Vega, NY, the daughter of Aaron and Huldah (Marechaux) Constable.

Eva graduated from a one room school house in Vega and attended SUNY Delhi, where she studied to be an LPN while working at local restaurants and diners.

As a young girl she loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, riding her horse...

Eva Mae Pindar, 87, a regional freelance newspaper columnist and pianist passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, lovingly surrounded by her family at the Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born on August 28, 1927, in Vega, NY, the daughter of Aaron and Huldah (Marechaux) Constable.

Eva graduated from a one room school house in Vega and attended SUNY Delhi, where she studied to be an LPN while working at local restaurants and diners.

As a young girl she loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, riding her horse bareback, climbing trees, reading books, and working in the gardens. She loved animals and always told stories of her dog and best friend "Rummy". She was a talented sketch artist and had a wonderfully creative and imaginative mind for making up stories for her children to listen to and remember forever. She loved music and realized at a young age that she had a talent for learning to play music on the piano simply by listening to a song once. Through the years, Eva entertained many with her piano by playing folk music, country/western, hymns, and ballads.

She loved to write of her memories of growing up and living in the Catskill Mountains. In 1998 she began writing a column for regional newspapers called "Pindar's Corner". She was an annual volunteer for the local Muscular Dystrophy telethon.

Eva is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Grant C. Slauson; second husband Art Pindar; sisters, Viola Petras, Louise DuMond, Jeanette Berberich, Annabelle Constable and brother, William Constable.

She is survived by her daughters, Lena (Rob) Armet of Hunter, Doris (Craig) Allison of West Laurens, Evelyn (Frank) Morales of Oneonta, and Orilee Wilsey of Cooperstown; grandchildren, Teresa (Stuart) Barrow of Australia, Dawn Gregory of Oneonta, Robb Gregory of Oneonta, Aaron (Mary) Werner of Missouri, Katherine Basile of Virginia, and Joe Basile of Latham; great grandchildren Heather (John) Ellis, Jesse Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Grace Werner, Sarah Werner, Jacob Werner and Makayla Miller; great-great granddaughter, Cecily Ellis; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many others who knew her and loved her.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, with the Rev. Kenneth Hunter, officiating. Eva will be laid to rest in the Red Kill Cemetery later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, Eva's family requests that you kindly consider making a donation in her memory to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Hwy 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

To light a candle or to share a memory of Eva with the family, please visit our website: www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.