Genevieve A. Staub

Genevieve A. Staub

Genevieve A. Staub

COLONIE — Genevieve A. Staub, a religious woman who loved helping Altamont children cross the street safely on their way to school, died peacefully in her Colonie home on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.

After battling several illnesses, she was surrounded by her children at her death. She was 91.

Born on Jan. 12, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Jones of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.

“Genevieve was a resident of Altamont for 41 years and was very active in her church, St. Lucy’s,” her family wrote in a tribute. “She worked in the food pantry, Senior Luncheons, and was also a Eucharistic Minister.

“She was currently active for the last five years as a congregate of Christ Our Light Church in Loudonville, where she helped with church mailings for various campaigns as well as cleaning and ironing the altar linens.”

Mrs. Staub was employed as a head receptionist for several years at Equifax Services on Washington Avenue in Albany.

“She also greatly enjoyed her ‘many children’ in Altamont as a crossing guard for over 10 years,” her family wrote. “She often talked about her children that she lovingly helped cross the street during the school year.

“She very much enjoyed meeting with her friends, ‘The Golden Girls’ as they called themselves, at the Home Front Café for lunch once a week after line-dancing or one of their many other activities.

“She was a very kind, giving, and thoughtful person who would do anything for anyone. She was one of the world’s greatest ‘huggers.’ always ready to give you a very warm thoughtful hug. She will be greatly missed.”


Genevieve A. Staub is survived by her five children, Edwin Staub and his wife, Kathy, Genevieve Murphy, James Staub, Riann O’Brien and her husband, Stephen, and Linda Staub; by her nine grandchildren; by her 14 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Her beloved husband, Earl, died before her, as did her brothers, Thomas, William, James, and Richard; her sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth; and her son-in-law, Frank Murphy.

Visiting hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon with a Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow at noon on Monday, Aug. 23, at Christ Our Light Church, 1 Maria Drive, Loudonville. For those attending who are not fully vaccinated, the church recommends wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

Interment will follow at Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pepper Tree Animal Foundation, Post Office Box 2396, Albany, NY 12220-0396 or to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

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