With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Pamela J. Chmielewski, 64, of the Town of Salisbury, New York, who passed away on Friday night, August 20, 2021 in Stratford, New York, with her loving family by her side.
She was born on March 20, 1957 in Little Falls, New York and was the daughter of the late, Walter and Mavis (Jodway) Rumrill. Pam was educated at Dolgeville Central School and graduated with the Class of 1975.
On August 5, 1978, Pam was united in marriage to William "Bill" S. Chmielewski in Dolgeville, New York. The couple recently celebrated 43 years of marriage together.
After graduation, Pam went to work at Daniel Green Shoe Company in Dolgeville, New York for many years until they closed. From there, she attended Herkimer County B.O.C.E.S. where she earned her LPN in 1997. She then went on to care for others as a nurse at several places and lastly, Foltsbrook Center in Herkimer, New York until her health declined. In addition to nursing, Pam worked along side her husband, Bill on the family farm in Salisbury, New York and with their logging business whenever needed.
Pam was a member of the Dolgeville Rod and Gun Club and the Salisbury Ridgerunners. She also enjoyed bingo, football, NASCAR especially being an enthusiastic Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan, fishing with Bill and going to Chinese auctions. Above all, Pam was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She took great pride in helping to raise her grandchildren while her daughters worked. Pam was giving, kind and always putting others needs before her own. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and community.
She is survived by her beloved husband, William "Bill" S. Chmielewski at home; four daughters, Cindy Chmielewski and her companion, Brent Petley of Dolgeville, Kelly Nash and her companion, Scott Moore of Mohawk, NY, BilliJo Stallman and her husband, Edward Stallman, Jr. of Dolgeville, NY, and Michelle Vedder and her husband, Jason Vedder of Stratford, NY; cherished grandchildren for whom Pam shared a special bond with, Hailey Rockwell, Hannah Rockwell, Samuel Petley, Jeremiah Nash, Abigail Nash, Morgan Stallman, Colton Stallman, Avery Stallman and James Vedder; siblings, Walt Rumrill and his wife, Kathy, Mary Pollard and her husband, Scott, Gary Rumrill and his wife, Lorraine, Edgar Rumrill and his wife, Norma, Cathleen Madison and her husband, Richard, Fred Rumrill, Leona Smith and her husband, Ralph; step-siblings from the Briggs family; brother and sisters in law, Janet Shulkie and Walt and Tammy Chmielewski; many nieces, nephews, and many special friends especially Sonny and Betty Moore.
Pam was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Mavis Rumrill, father and mother in law, Walter and Evelyn Chmielewski, step-brothers, Richard Briggs and Gary Briggs; and a brother in law, John Shulkie.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 12 p.m. (Noon) to 2 p.m. at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Hediger. A funeral procession will follow to Salisbury Rural Cemetery where a committal service will conclude Pam's services. Arrangements have been entrusted to family funeral director, Jeremiah J. Nash of Miller-Plonka Funeral Home.
The Chmielewski Family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care of New Hartford, New York and for their family and friends for the support, comfort and care for Pam in her final days which will be forever deeply appreciated.
Please consider memorial contributions for Hospice and Palliative Care, Middle Settlement Road, 4277 New Hartford, New York 13413 and please note, "In Memory of Pamela J. Chmielewski" in the memo in order for the donation to be properly acknowledged.
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