Evelyn M. (George) Locash, 89, passed away with her loving daughter, by her side, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare of MVHS, after a long illness.
Evelyn was born in Detroit Michigan, March 8, 1931, a daughter of the late, Tony and Rose (Daudelin) George. She was educated in Brooklyn before moving to the Utica area, where she continued her education in local schools. Later, after having four daughters, she continued her education and received a certificate from the Utica School of commerce.
Her employment career began when she was a child, working at her father’s bakery, and later at Tommy Kossuth laundromat, a local car dealer, Blue Cross, and various other positions. She worked for over 20 years at the Office for the Aging of Oneida County, until her retirement at 72 years old. In 1999, she received a 25th Anniversary Recognition award. In addition, Ralph J. Eannace proclaimed November 20, 2002, a day to honor Evelyn Locash.
As a child, (nickname Amena), she enjoyed going to Coney Island with her brothers and sisters. When she was 12 years old, her family moved to the Utica area. Even though she moved to the Utica area at a young age, she brought with and always maintained her Brooklyn accent. Evelyn was an avid reader, seamstress, enjoyed music, especially Big Band music, and was a subscriber of the Stanley Broadway theater league for years. She was always computer literate and loved sending text messages to her daughters.
A handyman around the house, Evelyn would paint both the inside and outside of her home throughout the years. She loved to stay active, still mowing her lawn at the age of 87.
Always a nervous Nellie, she often worried about things that never happened.
Although, she had many interests, nothing was more important to her than her family. Her daughters were everything to her and she was especially close to her sister, Rosalie.
She enjoyed a simple life, yet was always very generous when it came to her family.
She was always positive and supportive even during her final days as she struggled through them.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Victoria Brue, of Liverpool, Suzanna Piersma, of Utica, and Joanna and Edward Keeler, of Chadwicks; grandchildren, Joanna Dziadyk, Danielle and Charles DeCoursey, Steven Piersma, Tina Piersma, and Madelyn Raspante; great grandchildren, Timothy Schetrompf, Diallo Faulk, Lesharo Faulk, and Dkamon Curry; sister, Rosalie Edgett; brothers, James George, and Caleb and Anna George; several nieces and nephews, including special niece, Debra Narbone; and close friend, Ruthie Mather. She was predeceased by her daughter, Christina Amato; son-in-laws, Michael Brue and Eddie Torres; sister, Janice George; brother, Philip George; sisters-in-law, Patricia George and Mary Simonelli; and nephew, Philip George.
Services will be held privately. During these difficult times of limited socialization, please consider a message of sympathy online, as this is a great source of comfort to the family.
The family would like to thank St. Luke's Hospital, with special thanks to the 6th floor staff, who went above and beyond in their care of Evelyn.
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