Penny Ann Wall

Penny Ann Wall

ALTAMONT —  Penny Ann Wall, a loving mother who extended her care outside her family, too,  died on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She was 50.

“She was a very outgoing person, a top-notch person,” said her husband, Kenneth A. Wall Jr.

Born in Oneonta, Ms. Wall had lived in the Capital District for most of her life. She worked for 18 years at St. Catherine’s, which describes itself as “a haven for hope offering services, treatment and education for our community’s most at-risk children and families in order to heal and preserve family life.”

Ms. Wall was an executive secretary at St. Catherine’s, her husband said. “We met on the job there and got to know each other,” he said.

Ms. Wall most recently was employed for five years at St. Peter’s Hospital in the educational part of the hospital, her husband said.

She loved the time she spent with her boys, Pierce and Shea. She also enjoyed trips to Turning Stone with her mother and camping at her brother’s seasonal camp, her husband said, and she was fond of her cat, Baby Girl.

He concluded, “She was a very loving, caring person.”


Penny Ann Wall is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Wall Jr.; her children, Pierce Wall, Shea Wall, Kenn Wall III and his wife, Melyssa, and Amanda Wall; her grandchild, Treyshon Payne; her parents, Robert and Rose Amatuccio Curtis; and her siblings, Mickey Rivenburgh and her husband, Owen, Robert Curtis Jr. and his wife, Sarah, and Michael Curtis and his wife, Michelle.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visit with her family from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Reilly & Son Funeral Home at 9 Voorheesville Ave. in Voorheesville.

Memorial contributions to help with the future care of her boys, Pierce and Shea Walsh, may be sent to Robert Curtis, 1602 Township Rd., Altamont, NY 12009.

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

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