ONEONTA — Hilda Perkins Tamas, 88, of Oneonta passed away early Oct. 3, 2002, with comfort care at the Oneonta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on July 19, 1914, in the township of West Burlington, Otsego County. She was the daughter of Grover and Agatha Telfer Perkins.
She married Joseph Tamas on Sept. 5, 1970, at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Fairfield, Conn.
Mrs. Tamas (Perk) grew up in Otsego County, attending Hartwick and Morris schools.
She worked at the Knox School in Cooperstown.
Then she moved to Bridgeport, Conn., where she lived for 40 years. She was employed at the Bridgeport Brass Co. and later in the office of the Baird Machine Co.
She and her husband returned to the area in 1982.
Mrs. Tamas was a loyal member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the St. Mary's Rosary Society until illness prevented her from attending.
She had been a resident of the Oneonta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since June 2000.
She always enjoyed being with relatives, friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Tamas was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in April 1987.
She is survived by two sisters and their husbands, Thelma and Kenneth T. Lally of Schenectady and Diana and Howard Marlette of Mount Vision; three nieces and their husbands, Cheryl and Arne Christensen of LaGrangeville, Mary and James R. Crouthamel of Sussex, N.J., and Jeanne and Richard Stalker of Clinton Corners; six great-nieces and nephews; and cousins, John A. Telfer of Selkirk and Mary Godfrey of North Syracuse.
Calling hours will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2 p.m., at which time the family will be present.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. John Rosson, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, Cooperstown, officiating.
Burial will follow at the Hartwick Cemetery, Hartwick.
Mrs. Tamas' family sincerely wishes to express its appreciation to the entire staff of the Oneonta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful compassionate care that they gave to Hilda.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Activity Program at the ONRC, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820 in loving memory of Hilda Perkins Tamas.
Funeral arrangements are by Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published in The Daily Star on Oct. 4, 2002.