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A small intimate service will be held for the immediate family.
Obituary of Debra L. Fake
BALLSTON LAKE- Debra L. “Debbie” Fake 63, of Ballston Lake, entered into rest peacefully on May 7, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Debbie was born on January 12, 1959, in Niskayuna, NY, to the late Donald and Elizabeth (Tyrrell) Neison. Debbie spent her younger years growing up in Niskayuna with her 5 sisters. She painted a colorful youth, full of many adventures with her sisters and lifelong friends. Debbie was an amazing cook. She was known for always having a batch of chocolate chip cookies ready for guests. She made the world’s best potato salad and only shared the recipe with her closest family members. Debbie loved to feed everyone. There was always an open seat for anyone at the table, even if you weren’t hungry. Debbie lived for her children and grandchildren, and would often speak highly of them to anyone that asked. Memories from her grandchildren: Being taught how to fish and building up the courage to jump off the diving board. Mima lives on a lake. Her house was where I always wanted to be when it was warm out. Every birthday was spent at her house. She took us on boat rides and we went tubing. She used to make this fruit pizza. It was this giant sugar cookie covered in vanilla frosting that had raspberries, blueberries and strawberries placed so the cookie to fruit ratio was perfect. And when it was cold out, the lake would freeze over and we would ice skate and drink hot cocoa that she made in a pan on the stove instead of in the microwave. I was too busy focusing on the food she made for every cookout and every holiday. Even for those really small and minor holidays we would go to her house. She would make Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, Easter dinner. When it came to those minor holidays, she would set up a screen tent over her picnic table so the mosquitoes didn't get us. She would make the best mac-n-cheese and she always made sure she had ice cream for us. For Christmas, she would decorate the outside of her house with those giant blow up Christmas movie characters, and on the inside she'd have a Christmas tree that was all done up with wrapped presents spilling out from the bottom. And for Easter, she would spend her time hiding those plastic Easter eggs all around her house and decorate four Easter baskets, one for each of us. During her last moments, she spoke of her life. There wasn’t a single person out there that didn’t impact her in some way, and she shared that for the world to hear. Survivors include her partner of 23 years, John Dykeman. Her 5 children, son Donald and wife Daneen Neison, daughter Shannon Fake, daughter Kelly and husband Justin Grupe, step-son Jeffrey and wife Sanya Dykeman and ”adopted” daughter Theresa Witham. Her 6 amazing grandchildren, Brandon, Keira, Andrew, Jorden, Jemma, and Jayna. Her best friends and sisters Susan Jaquays, Sandra and Husband Michael Pachucki, Bev Allen, Betsy Neison, and Jennifer Cardona. Along with several nieces and nephews. Cremation took place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc. A small intimate service will be held for the immediate family. To leave a special message for the family, please visit: SimpleChoicesCremation.com