Charlotte Kniskern, 93; Long-Time Nurse Anesthetist At Bassett

IN MEMORIAM: Charlotte Kniskern, 93;

Long-Time Nurse Anesthetist At Bassett

COOPERSTOWN – Charlotte R. Kniskern, a native of Cooperstown and long-time resident of Lake Street, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2018, at Teresian House in Albany. She was 95.

Born Sept. 18, 1923, at Bassett Hospital, Charlotte was the only child of Charles A. and Katherine R. (Tierney) Kniskern.

After graduating from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1941, she attended Cazenovia College and graduated in 1943. A registered nurse, Charlotte was first employed at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., and then Faxton Hospital in Utica. She moved back to her native Cooperstown and for many years served as nurse anesthetist at Bassett.

Charlotte is survived by several cousins.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek, where Charlotte will be laid to rest alongside her parents. Rev. David Wm. Mickiewicz, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oneonta, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to Teresian House Foundation, 200 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY  12203.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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