Irma Ralbovsky

Irma Ralbovsky, 97, of 12 Walnut Ave., passed away Friday morning at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

Daughter of Peter and Caroline Kumpan Ralbovsky, she was born April 30, 1915, and educated in Johnstown. She owned and operated Bill’s Bake Shop on South Market Street with her husband, William Ralbovsky, from 1951 until 1968. She went on to work at Gould’s department store for several years.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, Christian Women and the Johnstown Sokol. She enjoyed her sewing, quilting, and raising African violets. Most of all, it was the children of her extended family that provided her with the most joy.

She was preceded by her husband, William Ralbovsky; her son, William Jr. Ralbovsky, and her brothers Stephen and Edward Ralbovsky.

Survivors include, her son, James Ralbovsky; her daughter, Carolyn Washburn; her sister, Olga Keller; her sister-in-law Josephine (Stephen) Ralbovsky; 9 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and several dear nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Monday January 21, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday January 22, at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church Glebe Street, Johnstown.

Spring interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, or the charity of your choice.

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