Averill Park – Catherine “Calf” Rekemeyer, 63, of Sheer Road passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at her beloved home after a courageously fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Born and raised in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Norinne Carley Metsker and the wife of Thomas Rekemeyer for 37 years. Catherine was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School Class of 1974. She retired after 40 years of dedication to the NYS Education Department in 2014. Calf was a lover of all things, especially gardening, the beach, and crafting. Her faith and love for God gave her so much strength and grace when faced with difficulties, especially her illness, and her positivity and attitude were remarkable. Above all she adored her family and friends. The epitome of a people person, she lit up a room and her presence was truly special.
Survivors, in addition to her husband Thomas, include daughters Jessica (Jonathan) Newman of Castleton and Amanda (Jonathan Shea) Rekemeyer of New York City, brother and sisters Allen Metsker, Christine (Michael) Palmer and Robin Metsker all of Albany, cherished grandson Jack Patrick Newman, lifelong friends Cheryl Meyers of Troy and Maria Martin of Averill Park and several nieces and nephews. She was a great friend to many and will live on through all.
Catherine was pre-deceased by her parents Robert and Norinne, aunt Dot Bailey, stepson Justin Lee Rekemeyer, and sister-in-law Mary Geary.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM on July 26, 2019 at St. Henry’s Church, 39 Old Route 66, Averill Park. Inurnment will follow the service at St. Henry’s Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Catherine can be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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July 26, 2019
St. Henrys Church
Averill Park, NY
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