Clara Cromer

Clara A. Cromer (Bussman)

Wednesday, October 11th, 1922 - Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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Clara Bussman Cromer, 96, of Kingsway Village passed away on January 19, 2019, at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness.

Clara was born October 11, 1922, in Troy, New York to the late Louise and Lawrence Bussman.

She graduated from Draper High School. She worked at General Electric and later for the Carl Company. Clara was a member of Trinity Reformed Church. She was an active member of the Ladies of the Rotterdam Elks (L.O.R.E.) for over fifty years, where she was past-president and led numerous committees. In 2006, Clara was awarded the L.O.R.E. Service Award.

Clara enjoyed knitting, crocheting, doing counted cross stitch, working on puzzles, playing Wii bowling, and enjoying meals with her friends at Kingsway Village. Clara enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren, especially feeding the ducks in the pond with the littlest ones. Clara always had a story to tell and an infectious laugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cromer, to whom she was married for 51 years; sister, Louise Reitz; and her brother, Robert Bussman.

Clara is survived by her daughter Carol Clemens (Robert), of Hilton Head, South Carolina; her daughter Janet D’Arcangelis (Dominic), of Guilderland; her grandchildren Rebecca Watkins (Brent) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Emily Pranis (Scott) of Rochester; David D’Arcangelis (Rose) of Bristow, Virginia; Melissa D’Arcangelis of Clifton Park; and her great-grandchildren Jacob Watkins, Cole and Miles Pranis, and Chase D’Arcangelis.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Clara’s many friends and the staff at Kingsway Village where she enjoyed living the last few years.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, January 26th at 11am with a service at 1pm at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady.

Spring Interment in Viewland Cemetery in Rotterdam, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either of the following: L.O.R.E. #2157, 1152 Curry Road Rotterdam, NY 12306, noting that it is for the scholarship fund in Clara’s memory; or Patriot Flight Inc., PO Box 190, Delmar, NY 12054, noting it is in Clara’s memory.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 1:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Phil Sears
  • Interment

    Viewland Cemetery
    Princetown Road
    Rotterdam, NY
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    Interment will be held in the spring of 2019


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John and Jeanne Beauchesne and Marc and Linda D'Arcangelis and Family have sent flowers to the family of Clara A. Cromer (Bussman).
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Goodwin Family

Posted at 11:41am
I’m sorry for your loss, it can be hard to lose someone close to you. I wanted to share a hope with you for the future from the Bible. It is at Revelation 21:4, which gives us reassurance that God will one day take away sickness, disease-caused pain and tears of sorrow. We will all one day live in peace. If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please go to the official website JW.ORG.

John and Jeanne Beauchesne

Posted at 08:50pm
With loving memories of "Clara Cromer", Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Posted at 05:01pm
So sorry to see Clare passed away. We just last my mom two weeks prior. We a we been friends since 1980's. All the good times at the Elk's will live on. Bless Clare and her family..

Dede Stewart

Posted at 07:28am
I wish I had the words to say right now,but the words I can come up with is that Claira was just an amazing woman,she literally blew me away with her spunk and her thrive for life, never sick and never ever one to complain. I was so privledged to do Clara’s hair for the past 8 years and not only did we share amazing stories we shared laughter and even tears. She loved Soffia and I know Soffia will miss her Friday belly rubs! I can only say that every once in a while we come across people that leave a special memory in their hearts and Clara defiantly has done that for me-
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and please know how much she will be missed...Rest in peace sweet Clara, fly high with the angels ❤️

Marc and Linda D'Arcangelis and Family

Posted at 10:00pm
With caring thoughts,
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wedding 1947
Mom, Dad and Spotty
Mom dancing with David at his wedding to Rose
Jacob showing her how to play games on her IPad
Mom coloring with Miles
Mom and Chase
Mom with Carol, Janet, Melissa, and Jacob
4 generations: Mom, Carol, Rebecca, and Jacob
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