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Grace Cohick Nussbaumer

January 23, 1921 — December 16, 2020

Grace Cohick-Nussbaumer passed away peacefully on December 16, 2020, at her home in Dresden, New York from natural causes. She was surrounded by the love of her family and was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, her Savior. She was just shy of celebrating her 100th birthday. Grace was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to so many. Grace was born on January 23, 1921 in Dresden, NY to William and Anna Smith. She attended Penn Yan Academy, graduating in 1939. Grace was married to Maynard Allen Cohick of Penn Yan, NY for 33 years until Maynard passed away in 1972. Grace later married John Nussbaumer and they shared six years together until his passing in 1979. Grace was a woman of strong faith, having been a member of Dresden United Methodist Church for most of her life. She loved, supported, and did an amazing job raising her four sons, five daughters and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always put her family first and was always available to provide them a listening and supportive ear, followed by smiles, hugs and kisses. She was resilient beyond measure and taught her family members to never give up. She loved doing household chores, going on road adventures, spending time with, and creating wonderful memories with her family. One of her favorite private pass times was to stroll down the hill in Dresden and sit quietly on a bench taking in the serenity and beauty of Seneca Lake. She never tired of its beauty. Her travels took her across the large portions of the United States, Newfoundland, a life-long desired trip through Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and several extended stays on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. She was a hero and role model, not only to her sons and daughters and grandchildren, but also to those who were fortunate enough to call her “mother-in-law.” Her legacy will live on through all of them. Grace is survived by two sons, Greg (Amy) Cohick in Webster, NY and Mark (Wendy) Cohick in New Brunswick, NJ and five daughters, Luann Cohick in Crestview, FL, Mary “Hooky” (Arthur) Pike in Penn Yan, Sharon “Sheri” (George) Jensen in Dresden, Wanda Cohick in Honeoye Falls, and Gail (Dan) Jensen in Penn Yan. Grace leaves behind 24 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Her only surviving sister, Beatrice Christensen, also lives in Penn Yan. She was predeceased by four sisters, two sons William “Buzz” Cohick and Douglass Cohick, and her parents. Given the COVID health related restrictions that are currently in place, and as Grace always loved the Spring time, a Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced at a later time. Memorial contributions in Grace’s name can be made to the Dresden Methodist Church.
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