2019-02-06 / Obituaries

Thelma Commandeur

Thelma C. Commandeur, 89, passed away on Jan. 23, 2019, and now resides with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thelma will be missed by her family, sister and friends.

She was born in Orange, N.J. and lived her life in West Orange, N.J. and married her high school sweetheart in 1951. Her husband Ned (Edward) retired in 1985 and they moved to Delaware County, starting in Shinhopple then moving to Delhi. At one time Thelma attended college to be a librarian but eventually chose marriage and children. Thelma was a homemaker and steadfast person, which means loyal, faithful, committed and devoted. She was recognized by the Office of Aging, Delhi, as the longest volunteer to have ever worked there - 25 years. She was involved with Aglow in Delhi and attended the United Ministry Church of Delhi and participated in choir for 70 years starting as a teenager, until a few years ago, due to health. She loved classical music, church and choir, and reading her mystery and romance novels. Thelma lived a good Christian life.

She was predeceased by her son Thomas, and her husband Edward (Ned).

She leaves a sister Alice Friesen, Sonoma, Calif.; sister-inlaw Jeanne, Stuart, Fla.; sons Peter (Denise), Saratoga, Calif., Bruce (Arden) of Delhi, and daughter Deb Corcoran (Jim), Delhi; grandchildren Jeremy, Christopher (Lea), Diane, Patty, Brendan (Rebecca), and Justyna (fiancé Timothy); great-grandchildren Andrew, Sarah, Nicole, Capricia, Lucian, Gunner, Dylon and Landon, and many cousins.

Thelma was loved by all and will be missed. A memorial service was held at the United Min- istry Church of Delhi on Saturday, Feb. 2. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the Heart of The Catskills Humane Society of Delhi. Early spring burial will be at the Pleasantdale Cemetery, West Orange, N.J.

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