June 14, 2013
Mrs. Jean Shatas Maldutis, 96, passed away peacefully Friday morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility.
Born in Amsterdam on July 1, 1916, the daughter of the late James and Mary Bagdonas Shatas she was educated locally. Jean and her late husband operated his family's business, the former Maldutis Bakery on East Main Street for a number of years. They were famous for the special and wonderful rye bread that they made. Jean was a lifelong parishioner of the former St. Casimir's R.C. Church, and a member of its Living Rosary Society. She married Charles Maldutis on Aug. 6, 1939. Sadly he predeceased her on Sept. 29, 1967. Her sister, Edith Orante and brother Albert Shatas also predeceased her.
She leaves her sister, Helen Augun of Amsterdam; nieces, Diane Pagano, Elaine (Robert) Pallotta , Linda Knizewski and Patricia (Allen) Palkovic; great nieces Traci (Robert) Grant, and Katrina and Victoria Knizewski; great nephew Brian Pallotta; great great nieces Abby and Emma Grant as well as cousins.
Services are Monday at 10:15 am at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Stephen's Church, Hagaman. Fr. O. Robert DeMartinis, celebrant. Interment is in St. Casimir's Cemetery. A calling period will commence Monday from 9:00 am until 10:15 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA or the Auriesville Shrine both in care of the funeral home office. Please visit her family's on-line guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.