Theresa A. VanNostrand

Theresa A. VanNostrand, 81, of Mayfield, N.Y., died Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House in Gloversville. She was born in North Creek, N.Y. on April 29, 1932, the daughter of the late Harold and Anna Mara West.

She was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in fine arts. She was employed as an art teacher in Northville and Edinburg schools, retiring in 1987.

She loved painting and sculpting throughout her whole life (right up to the end).

Survivors include her husband, Cecil J. VanNostrand of Mayfield; three sons, Mark (Michelle) VanNostrand of Austin, Texas, Peter VanNostrand of Albany and Joseph (Rebecca) VanNostrand of Mayfield; two sisters, Bernadetta Reed of Glens Falls and Margaret Cambell of Hudson Falls. Eight grandchildren also survive her.

Friends may call on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Northville Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in Mayfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be made to the family online at