Edith Lansing

Obituary of Edith S. Lansing

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RENSSELAERVILLE – Edith S. Lansing, 93, passed away on Tuesday December 28, 2021 at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on January 15, 1928 in Palatine Bridge, NY to the late George and Edna Chrisman Saltsman. She was raised in East Stone Arabia and graduated from Fort Plain High School. In 1949, she married J. Robert “Bob” Lansing, and together they resided in Rensselaerville for over 60 years. Edith, and her husband Bob, were proprietors of the Village Market and Bells Hotel in Rensselaerville for over 30 years. She was a member of the Hiawatha Grange, where she designed and created educational exhibits for the Altamont Fair for over 50 years; the Clarke White American Legion Post 589 Ladies Auxiliary for over 60 years; the Rensselaerville Volunteer Ambulance, of which she was a charter member; various bowling leagues; the Republican Club; the PTA; and was a 4H Leader. Edith’s passion was art and sewing: having been an avid painter, woodworker, and seamstress. She was a generous caregiver to her family, friends and community. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, J. Robert Lansing in 2010; her grandson, Thomas Marillo; and her siblings, Clyde, Thalen, Arnold, Malcom, and Leo Saltsman, Thelma Boyer and Mildred Bowlen. Edith is survived by her children, Diane (William) Lukonis, Donna (Thomas) Kropp, Sharon (the late James) Marillo, and Douglas (Veronika) Lansing; her grandchildren, Neil, Wayne (Kitty), and Tyler Lukonis, Jeremey (Amy), Jaclyn Kropp (Chad Robinson), James Jr. and Gary Marillo, Judith Russell, and Nicholas (Kasey) Lansing; her great-grandchildren, Kevin Beeman, Burton and Paxton Kropp, Olivia, Morgan, Rosalie, and Logan Robinson, Kristina Hippler, Veronica and Emilie Russell, and Joshua, Gina, Angela, Fred, Allison, Rachel and Tammy Marillo; eight great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Saturday January 1st from 10am to 12:30pm at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by a funeral service at 12:30pm. She will then be interred in the Rensselaerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clarke White American Legion Post 589 Ladies Auxiliary, C/O Sue Britton, Treasurer, PO Box 114, Rensselaerville, NY 12147. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com.
Saturday
1
January

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, January 1, 2022
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States
Saturday
1
January

Funeral Service

12:30 pm
Saturday, January 1, 2022
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States
518-966-8313

Burial

Rensselaerville Cemetery
Methodist Hill Rd
Rensselaerville, New York, United States
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