Ingeborg Shwajlyk, 78, of East State Street, Gloversville, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady.
She was born in Augsburg, Germany, on September 29, 1934, a daughter of Sebastian and Maria Hugel Kraus and was educated there. Ingeborg came to the United States in 1953, settling in Newark, New Jersey. She moved to Mayfield in 1970 and later moved to Gloversville in 1987.
Mrs. Shwajlyk was employed at Universal Records in Gloversville, retiring several years ago. After retiring, she worked with her husband at his business, Walter & Son Tool and Die Shop.
Ingeborg was of the Catholic faith. She was known as a very thoughtful person and always was thinking of others. She enjoyed traveling with her conversion van and attending German festivals. Ingeborg enjoyed wintering in Florida where she was happy fishing on the piers.
She was married to Walter Shwajlyk on September 5, 1953. He died on September 2, 2011. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Clute, who died on June 18, 2011.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Shwajlyk and Steven (Jennifer) Shwajlyk, all of Gloversville; a son-in-law, Albert Clute of Edgewater, Fla.; a sister, Heidi Schlogel of Augsburg, Germany; four grandchildren, Emily, Jessica, Christopher, and Erica; three great-grandchildren, Max, Ashley, and Tatiana; and several nieces and nephews.
The Shwajlyk family is most appreciative of the loving care that was given to Ingeborg by her caregivers, Robin, Jeanette, Margie, and Debbie.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at noon at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown, with the Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia officiating. Burial will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Broadalbin. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, in care of the funeral home.