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July 3, 2013

Martha Sanford Tuft


She marveled at nature and was in awe of its beauty and power. She was patient, positive and forward in her thinking. Her inner strength helped her to take health issues in stride.

She loved her family and is survived by her daughter, Margaret of Rotterdam Junction, her daughter, Janice and son-in-law Christian Davis of Weybridge, Vt.; and her nephew, John Downes of Rotterdam.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, in 1995.

Marty was a member of Christ’s Church of the Hills. She served on the J.E.M. Council, helped to fill holiday food baskets, staff the food pantry, and scrubbed trays at the Salvation Army Soup kitchen.

The family wishes to thank all of her caregivers who helped Marty to maintain a high quality of life. When Marty was growing up, her father was a volunteer firefighter in Delaware County. She has always held emergency responders in high esteem.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rotterdam Junction Volunteer Fire Department, 1215 Main St., Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150 or Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services 2007 Cardiff Road, Schenectady, NY 12303.

A celebration of Marty’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Christ’s Church of the Hills, 4809 Mariaville Road, Schenectady. A graveside service will follow.

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