Alice Grenolds

Alice K. Grenolds, 85, of Binghamton, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton.

Alice was born October 16, 1926 in Roxbury, the daughter of the late Robert and Kathryn (Longyear) VanValkenburgh. She was a graduate of Roxbury High School. In December of 1955, she married Merryon Grenolds. He died in December 1997. Baptized in Jay Gould Dutch Reformed Church in Roxbury, she moved to Binghamton and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Vestal Center.

Alice was a homemaker who loved and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed walking, swimming, gardening and taking care of her flowers. Alice was also a faithful New York Yankee fan and enjoyed playing Bingo at the Jewish County Center. Alice will also be remembered for her strong faith and love of dancing.

Alice is survived by her loving family: three sons, Bill and Regina Grenolds of Endicott, Douglas and Bridget Grenolds, and Jim and Penny Grenolds, both of Binghamton; five grandchildren, Pfc. Kyle and Katie Grenolds of Seattle, Derek and Heather Grenolds of Harpursville, Lucas Grenolds of Binghamton, Valerie Grenolds and Paul Grenolds all of Binghamton; and her great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kyle Jr., Trinity and, Adrina; special nieces and nephews, Nancy St. John, Bob Van Valkenburgh, Rick, Ron and Bob Gaska, and several cousins.

Friends and relatives called on Friday morning, August 10, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Fisher-Scholder Funeral Home, 269 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY where services were held at noon.

Burial is in the Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton. Arrangements were with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.

Memorial contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to either Broome County Meals on Wheels, 785 West Main St., Endicott, NY 13760 or YWCA of Binghamton, 80 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY 13901.

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