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Geraldine Elizabeth McCrum, passed away at the Springside Nursing Home in Pittsfield, MA, on September 4, 2022 after a long illness. She was born on March 7, 1952 in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of Professor Ronald Stout and Elizabeth (Snyder) Stout. Geraldine lived the first ten years of her life in Hamilton, NY where her father taught political science at Colgate University. In 1962 she and her parents moved to the Albany NY area where her father proceeded to teach public administration at the graduate school of SUNY Albany.
Geraldine graduated in 1970 from Bethlehem High School in Delmar, NY where she was elected to the National Honor Society. After high school she attended the University of Rochester for one year before transferring to the Albany College of Pharmacy from which she graduated in 1976. She was active in the pharmacy field for a time before deciding to get a degree in public administration, which she obtained from SUNY Albany in 1980. She subsequently went to work for New York State, first at the Legislative Commission on Expenditure Review and then for the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewel (DHCR) as an administrative analyst, where she met her future husband, Bruce McCrum. They were married in October, 1990. Geraldine retired from DHCR in December, 2002.
Geraldine was a warm, compassionate person who was a talented artist, loved animals, music and travelling. Left to mourn her passing are her husband Bruce, her brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Marianna Stout, her two nieces Peggy Chin and Laura Sosinsky, four grandnephews, a grandniece, various cousins and a good friend Bobbi Becker.
A special thanks is extended to the staff, past and present, of the Springside Nursing Home for the excellent care they gave to Geraldine while she was there. Funeral services will be private and are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie NY.
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