Ethel Grushky

June 6, 1924 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 96)

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Ethel Grushky,  96 of Albany. NY died on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center.  Ethel was born in Albany on June 6, 1924, the daughter of Rose and Harry Maistelman. She graduated from Albany High school and went on the Mildred Elley Business School graduating with a secretarial degree.  Ethel retired from SUNY Albany in 1981.

She was pre deceased by Jack Shapiro who died in 1962 and Arnold W. Grushky who died in January 2007, and a special friend Sol Koven who died in April 2012.

She was a member of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, Hadassah and the Jewish Community Center.

She is survived by her loving children, Jeffrey Shapiro, Sandy Derouin, Harriet and Robert Kramer of Gainesville, Florida.  She was pre deceased by Annie Fischoff, her sister and Mona Kasselman Shapiro her daughter –in-law.

She is survived by three step daughters, Ellen Brownstein, Beth Jones, and Maureen Karp. Ethel was the grandmother of Joel and Rachel Shapiro, Marc and Lori Shapiro, Tracey and Mark Ingemie,,  Erica and Nick Rudawski and Barry Kramer. Great grandmother of Molly Cooper, Leah Shapiro, Mya, Ruby and Phoebe Shapiro   Miles and Gabriella Ingemie and Avery Rudawski

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, private graveside services will be held at the Beth Emeth Cemetery in Loudonville, NY


A special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center

Those wishing to remember Ethel in a special way may make a memorial contribution to either the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 180 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203 or Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road Albany, NY 12208. 

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