SUNY Cobleskill’s oldest living alum, Beatrice (Ullman) Mallery passed away in her home in Sharon Springs, NY on Sunday, December 13, 2015. She was 106. Bea graduated from the Teacher Training program in 1929, and went on to teach in one-room schoolhouses in the surrounding community. During WWII, she joined the war effort by making war materials at Beech-Nut in Canajoharie. Her legacy includes a son, Keith (Phyllis) Mallery of Sharon Springs; a daughter, Inez (Robert) Parker of Huntsville, AL; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad, POB 154, Sharon Springs, NY 13459; SUNY Cobleskill Alumni Association, 211 Knapp Hall, State Route 7, Cobleskill, NY 12043; or to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Featured image above: the 1929 Teacher Training class graduates of Cobleskill College, including Beatrice.