Obituary of Nancy Munch-Schembeck Pautke
Nancy Pautke, (78) a resident of Masonic Care Community in Utica and formerly of Clinton, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Masonic Care Community with her loving family by her side.
Nancy was born in Utica on April 29, 1944, the daughter of Lloyd and Madonna (Gubbins) Munch and step daughter to Harold West. She was raised locally, was a graduate of Whitesboro High School and Utica School of Commerce. On October 7, 1967, Nancy was united in marriage to Robert Schembeck. For many years, Nancy was employed as a Supervisor with Oneida County Department of Social Services, until her retirement. She loved tending her garden, cooking delicious meals, and was a parishioner of St. Mark’s Church in North Utica. When asked what she would like for her birthday, Christmas, etc., her reply was always “Just for us to all to be together.’’ She loved having her family and friends over for her yummy dinners! They couldn’t only taste delicious, they had to look delicious.
Nancy is survived by two daughters, Liesl Schembeck and her fiancée, Paul Intino of North Utica and Kristen Schembeck and her partner Darryl Barr of Cold Brook NY; one son, Jeffrey Schembeck of East Greenbush, NY; two cherished grandchildren, Peighton Rogers and Alexandria Schembeck; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Valerie West-Rosenthal and her husband Steve and Patricia West and two brothers and one sister-in-law, James West and Robert and Elizabeth West, and their children. She also leaves behind dear friends, Dorothy, Linda, and Toni.
Nancy’s family would like to express their immense gratitude to all of the caregivers from Daughter For Hire and Masonic Care Community, who loved, cared for, and were patient with Nancy while she navigated this horrible disease: Alzheimer’s. Very special thanks to Brandy Colburn!
A funeral of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 440 Keyes Rd. North Utica. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Nancy, and precious others suffering from this disease. Envelopes will be available at the church.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nancy Pautke, please visit Tribute Store