Caroline E. Sarvis of Town of Newburgh entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2023. She was 87 years old.
Daughter of the late James Crudele and Elvira (Palentino) Crudele.
Caroline was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family was her life and enjoyed cooking for them.
She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in the Newburgh and dedicated many years as a Sunday school teacher.
One of Caroline’s greatest gifts was her athletic ability to excel nationally in speed-skating. At 11 years old Caroline started skating at Little Falls Pond, located behind her family’s home in Ducktown. Her father recognized her ability and passion. His encouragement and her talent allowed her to shine locally in the Novice Races of the City of Newburgh Recreation Department. She then became a member of the Delano-Hitch Skating Club, where she won numerous prizes and was a top racing performer. At 16, Caroline qualified to compete in the Silver Skates Derby in Madison Square Garden where she placed first, establishing a new record, that earned her engraved Silver Skates.
She is survived by her son, James Sarvis, daughter, Marianne Sarvis, daughter-in-law, Debbie Sarvis, granddaughters, Jenna Sarvis, Mallory Sarvis and great grandson, Kayden.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband, George M. Sarvis, Jr., beloved son, George M. Sarvis, III, sisters; Carmella Hillman, Margaret Crudele, Rose Crudele, and brother, John Crudele.
Services will be private as requested by the family.