Claudia A. Rokitowski

Claudia A. (Creglis) Rokitowski, of Hagaman, N.Y., lost her battle with cancer on Friday, April 19, 2013, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, N.Y.

She was born April 7, 1952, to her late parents, Edward and Genevieve Creglis. A graduate of Perth Central School, a manager at Big N, head teller at Key Bank, Deputy Clerk of the village of Hagaman, and most beloved as an effervescent wife, mother, and friend.

A longtime member of the church of St. John the Baptist, an avid gardener and phenomenal cook, Claudia leaves behind her husband, Anthony V. Rokitowski; daughters, Rebecca DiCaprio (husband, Stephen), Dianna Rokitowski; and sister, Susan Ratynski (husband, Edward).

The daughter of a dairy farmer, an ever available ear, a mother and even more a friend, wise-council but never judge and jury, a wife and even more a soul-mate, a quick-witted sense of humor, a teacher still today: endless words, endless love.

Those who wish to celebrate her life may attend calling hours on today, April 22, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the funeral chapel followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Amsterdam, N.Y. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, in c/o the funeral chapel.