Carolyne J. Gruber, 78, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (Jan. 24, 2013) at Jones Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Gruber was born on March 11, 1934 in Wayland to Stephen and Beatrice (Finch) Mitchell. On June 21, 1952, she married Robert R. Gruber, who survives.
Carolyne was a dry cleaner for Argentieri Brothers in Wellsville for many years. She also worked for McFadden’s Health Spa in Dansville.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, Carolyne is survived by a daughter, Debra (Gary) Powers of Andover; a son, Robert J. (Bonnie Burdick) Gruber of Andover; three sisters, Lynda Disalvo, Marcia (James) Galton and Sandy (John) Emery; four brothers, Larry Mitchell, Ernie Mitchell, Richard (Michelle) Mitchell and Ronald (Mary) Mitchell; one son-in-law, Dean Gates of Wellsville; 5 grandchildren, Andrea Williams, Howard Machinski II, Toni Bronson, Robert Gruber III and Mitchell Gates; 7 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a son, Ronald R. Gruber; a daughter, Lorraine J. Gates; three sisters, Cheryl McGinnis, Judy Mitchell, and Darlene Marble; and three brothers, Jerry Mitchell, Roger Mitchell and Norbert Mitchell.
Carolyne liked to draw, crochet and sing. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan and BINGO enthusiast. She was proud of her large collection of bells. She had many loves and hobbies, but the greatest love was for her husband and family and the times she spent with them.
Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Osceola Wharton of the Wayland United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Carolyne’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.