Evelyn Cora Sierk

b. 7 May 1918, d. 2 June 2013
  • Evelyn Cora Sierk was born on 7 May 1918 in New York.
  • Cleveland Broadbooks appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Attica, Wyoming County, New York. Other members of the household included Evelyn Cora Sierk, Caroline Bauer, Ray Grant Sierk, Carolyn Broadbooks, Norman Lindsey Sierk and Edith Sierk.
  • Ray Grant Sierk and Carolyn Broadbooks appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Attica, Wyoming County, New York, at Creek Road living next to Ray's brother Glenn.. Other members of the household included Evelyn Cora Sierk, Norman Lindsey Sierk, Edith Sierk and Paul R. Sierk.
  • She was educated at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, graduating 1940.
  • She married Percy Luther Cady Jr., son of Percy Luther Cady and Grace Timmins, say 1940.
  • The following appeared on 20 October 1950 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Out-of-town guests attending the Wilson-Guenther wedding tomorrow will be: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Vorwerk, Lauerlton, N.J; Mr. and Mrs. Carroll W. Corliss, Batavia; Dr. and Mrs. Leo C. Sierk, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ames, Miss Beverly Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sierk, all of Attica; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sierk, Mr. Paul Sierk, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Cady, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sierk, Darien; Miss Edna Dusinberre, Mrs. Sarah Lindsay, Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hunn, Pavilion; Mr. Paul A. Mitchell, Forest Hills, L.I; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hayworth and family, Mimico, Ont., and Miss Gertrude Everett, Toronto, Ont.
  • The following appeared in the Wyoming County Times: Ray Grant Sierk, 81, of Harper Rd., Darien, was discovered dead in a field behind his home early July 15, 1968. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for some time. State Troopers theorized he was fatally stricken while walking in the field.
         Mr. Sierk was born in Attica, Jan. 15, 1887, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sierk. A member of the Darien Methodist Church, he was a retired farm operator.
         Surviving with his wife, Carolyn Broadbrooks Sierk, are two sons, Norman and Paul Sierk of Darien; two daughters, Mrs. Percy (Evelyn) Cady of Darien and Mrs. Sherman (Edith) Bolles of Houghton; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Ames of Attica; two brothers, Dr. Leo Sierk of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Glenn Sierk of Attica. He was a brother of the late Mary Guenther.
          Services were July 17, 1968 at the Marley Funeral Home with the Rev. W. Donald Houser officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
  • Evelyn Cora Sierk became a widow at the 9 January 1994 death of her husband Percy Luther Cady Jr.
  • The following appeared on 10 January 1994 in The Buffalo News: A memorial service for Percy L. Cady Jr., 75, a former resident of Darien, will be held at 7 p.m. today in Valley Falls United Methodist Church, Valley Falls.
         Cady, of Valley Falls, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 1994) in Mary McClelland Hospital, Cambridge, after a long illness.
         Born in Syracuse, he was an Eagle Scout and attended the School of Forestry at Syracuse University. As a young man, he moved to Darien, where he was self-employed. An inventor, he was granted a patent for a sheet-metal bending brake. He retired in 1980 from Strippit Inc. in Akron after working there for 15 years.
         He was a member of Darien United Methodist Church.
         He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Sierk; a son, Bruce of Plano, Texas; a daughter, Dr. Susan Stover of Valley Falls; two sisters, Beatrice Ware of Pelham, Mass., and Genevieve Newcombe of Bellville, Ont; and four grandchildren.
  • Evelyn Cora Sierk died on 2 June 2013 at age 95.
  • The following appeared on 6 June 2013 in The Dallas Morning News: Evelyn Cora Cady age 95 of Plano, passed away June 2. For a complete obit, full service info and to leave condolences for the family please visit www.affoplano.com.
  • The following was published online by by Allen Family Funeral Options: Evelyn Sierk Cady passed away peacefully on June 2, 2013 after complications from a hip fracture. Evelyn had just celebrated her 95th birthday in May. Evelyn is the widow of Percy Luther Cady, Jr. of Syracuse, New York. She was a strong, courageous woman who thought nothing of taking a train in 1942, by herself, from Buffalo, New York to Corpus Christi, Texas to get married and be with her husband Percy who was stationed at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. She then moved to Whidbey Island, Washington where she waited for her husband to return from his tour of duty in the Aleutian Islands. Upon his return in 1946, Evelyn and Percy drove across the country with their brand new 6 week old son, Bruce. She was the valedictorian of her class at Attica High and went on to earn a Master’s degree in library science at the University of Rochester. She became the librarian at Alexander Central School until her retirement. Evelyn was an accomplished singer and piano player. She loved music and would often break into song without prompting. She played the organ at Darien United Methodist Church and led the choir for many years. Up until her death, she continued to play the piano for church services at her assisted living residence; and, most recently, at her community group home. She was also the highlight of many a celebration when she would “play a tune” for her family and friends. She was born in Attica, New York to parents Carolyn Broadbooks Sierk and Raymond G. Sierk and was the last survivor of her family. She was predeceased by her brothers: Norman Sierk and Paul Sierk, both of Darien, New York; and, her sister Edith Sierk Bolles of Houghton, New York. She is survived by her son, Bruce A. Cady, and daughter-in-law Armi Cady of Plano, Texas, and daughter Susan Cady Stover and son-in-law Peter Stover of Valley Falls, New York. Grandchildren, Bryan R. Cady and Dr. Melissa R. Cady, both of Austin, Texas; Carolyn Stover of Valley Falls, New York, and Laura Stover Fitzgerald and grandson-in-law Thomas Fitzgerald of Nashville, Tennessee. A time of remembrance celebrating Evelyn’s life will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 3:00 –5:00 PM with words of comfort at 3:30 PM at Allen Family Funeral Options, Plano, Texas. If desired, contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to: The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004, (212) 619-1400 or The ALS Association Texas Chapter, 1231 Greenway Drive, Suite 270, Irving, TX. 75038, (877) 714-0088.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2013

Family: Percy Luther Cady Jr. b. 2 September 1918, d. 9 January 1994