|Date of Birth||August 6, 1929|
|Date Deceased||September 1, 2021|
|Service Date||September 17, 2021|
|Service Time||10:30 a.m.|
|Service Location||Arkport Presbyterian Church|
|Interment Location||Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport|
Edith C. Piatt
ARKPORT – Edith Piatt, age 92 of Arkport passed away peacefully Wednesday (Sep. 1, 2021) at Updyke’s Willow Ridge in Hornell where she received wonderful and compassionate care.
Edith was born in Queens Village, Long Island on August 6, 1929, daughter of the late Frederick and Helen (Schultz) Ross. She was also predeceased by her husband of 68 years, James D. Piatt, her one sister, Dorothy Shay, and son-in-law, Ron Acciari.
Edith is survived by her brother, Frederick (Barb) Ross; seven children, Catherine (Dan) Baschmann, Susan Acciari, James (Colleen) Piatt, Steven (Mercedes) Piatt, David (Jenni) Piatt, Robert (Anna Marie) Piatt, Bill (Suzanne) Piatt; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren
Edith worked for Household Finance Corp. in Manhattan and Seattle as a secretary/bookkeeper. After raising her family, she worked part time for six years at Arkport Central School. She was a long time member of the Arkport Presbyterian Church serving as a Trustee, Deacon and assisting with the MOPS program. She was a dedicated participant in the Ladies Saturday morning Bible Study and Prayer Group. She was committed to visiting the sick and driving for Faith in Action with her husband.
Edith was a member of Wise Wives and Home Bureau, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, bowling, round and square dancing, and family “get togethers.” She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and sister whom always welcomed friends and family into her home, and for decades was affectionately recognized throughout the village taking nightly walks arm in arm with her husband, Jim.
To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at the Arkport Presbyterian Church, 15 Main St., Arkport for a “Celebration of Edith’s Life” at 10:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 17, 2021) with Pastor Bruce Incze officiating. Those attending will kindly be asked to wear a face mask. Thank you for understanding. Private interment will be in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Arkport Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 6, Arkport, NY 14807. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Edith’s family with the arrangements.