Private Service & Burial
Obituary of Cathryne Hardesty Sivers
Dr. Cathryne (Katy) Hardesty Sivers, age 103, died on July 6, 2023.
She grew up in the beauty and grace that surrounded the Blue Ridge Mountains and West Virginia. Katy graduated from Wesleyan College prior to continuing her education at Syracuse University, earning her Doctorate in Educational Psychology.
She was wed to the late William A. Sivers, they established their home in Clifton Park, NY, enjoying 4 children; Sue, Barb (Gregg), Will (Sue), Sally (Bennett), and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Katy had a passion for teaching and was a Professor of both Ed Psych and Statistics at the State University of New York at Albany.
The family spent weekends camping in the Adirondacks or boating on Lake George aboard the 'Katy-Did'. Katy loved to travel, first through the US National Parks with her husband and their children, and later adventures around the world with friends and family. She eventually retired from teaching to enjoy a part time job as a tour guide for Yankee Trails.
"Oh, the West Virginia hills! I must bid you now adieu.
In my home beyond the mountains I shall ever dream of you;
In the evening time of life, if my Father only wills,
I shall still behold the vision of those West Virginia hills."
Cremation has taken place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc. In accordance with her wishes, Katy's ashes will be scattered in the Adirondack mountains and also with her family in the Camp Ground Cemetery in Tunnelton, West Virginia.
Those who wish to make donations to the National Park Foundation.
Fond Memories and Expressions of Sympathy may be shared with the Sivers Family, online at: SimpleChoicesCremation.com