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April 5, 1923 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
Kay Anthony, 100, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023. She was born on April 5th 1923 to the late John and Albina (Zozub) Siudy. She was married to Steve Anthony for 54 years prior to Steve’s death. A graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, she worked at the General Electric Company during World War II and then at the American Locomotive Company as a secretary. Following the birth of their son, Kay was employed at the Niskayuna Central Schools as secretary to the business administrator for her remaining career, retiring in 1989 after 25 years of service.
Kay was an avid fan of her husband Steve’s trumpet playing and his big band career. Steve was a trumpet player and performed with a number of big bands during the big band era and also was a member of the US Coast Guard band. Steve was also the bugler at the Saratoga Racetrack for many years. In her teens, Kay was a member of the Pearl Predel All Girl Orchestra, playing saxophone and violin and performed throughout New York State and the East Coast.Kay was a member of the Aerobic Class at Rotterdam Senior Center, P.A.V. Bowling League, Niskayuna Secretaries Association, Woestino Young at Heart, and Brain Aerobics at Rotterdam Senior Center. She also volunteered at the Schenectady Library, Salvation Army, Red Cross, and St. Clare’s Hospital. Kay was also member of the Polish Union of America, P.N.A. Swaboda Lodge, the Church of St. Adalbert, Church of St. Adalbert Altar Rosary Society, and a Christian Service Member at Church of St. Adalbert.
Deceased siblings include sister Lillian Turski and brothers Ted Siudy and Gene Siudy.
She is survived by her son, S. Jeffrey (Sandy) Anthony of Saratoga Springs and Bolton Landing, granddaughters Heather (Glenn) LaPorte of Malta, Kirsten (Frank) Catellier of Saratoga Springs, and grandsons, Terrence Anthony of Providence; and Dorian (Cat) Crozier of Nashville, Tennessee. She was blessed with twin great grandchildren Emma and Max Crozier of Nashville, great grandson Maddox Catellier and great granddaughter Quinn Catellier of Saratoga Springs, nieces, Christine (Tom) Markham and Joy Bixby; and nephew Larry (Denise) Turski.
There will be no viewing hours per Kay’s request. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 26, at the Church of St. Adalbert at 10:00 am. Interment will be private at the Gerald H. Soloman Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of St. Adalbert or the St. Jude Children’s Research Center.