Obituary of Michelle E. Rock
MICHELLE E. ROCK
LATHAM - Michelle E. Rock, 75 of Latham, beloved wife of Charles J. Rock, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023 at St. Peter's Hospital, in Albany surrounded by her loving family.
Born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Emelie (Nejedly) Gottlieb. Michelle and Charles were married on February 17, 1973 in Albany, sharing 51 cherished years together prior to her passing.
Michelle attended Cairo Central Schools, graduating in 1966. She went on to work as a Supervising Telephone Operator for AT&T, and later for the State Bank of Albany. Her career path eventually led her to employment with the State of NY, starting at the Department of Health before accepting a position with the Department of Parks and Recreation. After the birth of her daughter, Lindsay, Michelle would take on her new full-time role of homemaker and Mom.
Michelle enjoyed antiquing, dining out, vacationing, especially to her favorite destination of Dennis Port, Cape Cod, as well as reading and attending various concerts and shows such as Billy Joel, Elton John, and Celine Dion. She enjoyed trips to New York City with her daughter; Broadway shows and shopping. Michelle was an avid reader and was especially fond of the works of Stephen King. Michelle was a former member of Calvary Methodist Church in Cairo, NY as well as St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Latham. She was a staunch supporter of both the Capital City Rescue Mission as well as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her; however, her legacy will continue to shine through in the memories her family and friends hold dear.
In addition to her husband Charles, Michelle is survived by her daughter Lindsay M. (Daniel) Rock-Swartz; brother Harry R. Gottlieb; niece Emily (Robert) Hart; nephew Paul Gottlieb; great-nephew Junior; as well as her daughter's three beloved "grand-kittens" Squirt, Samus, and Anderson.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call Friday, November 3rd, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY. A prayer service will begin at 12:45 pm followed by entombment in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Albany.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michelle's memory to The Capital City Rescue Mission at the following link: https://give.capitalcityrescuemission.org/give.
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