In Memory of Melodye Schiffinger

February 6, 1947 - May 1, 2020

Resided in Forestport, NY


Private Visitation


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Melodye Schiffinger, 73, of Forestport, died on Friday, May 1, 2020, at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare with her daughter Terri and sister-in law Shaun Schiffinger by her side.

She was born on February 6, 1947, in Niskayuna, NY, a daughter of late William Rea and Joyce Hook. On February 17, 1968, Melodye married Karl C. Schiffinger in Utica and Karl died on January 15, 2011. She was a long-time employee for the Lutheran Homes until she retired in 2011.

She is survived by her daughter Terri Lynn Schiffinger, grandchildren, Kayla Wing and husband Zach, Jefferey Conkling and partner Kalliope, and great grandson Alexander, and grandaughter Brittany Conkling. Her son Timothy William Schiffinger and wife Debbie, grandchildren, Liam, and Caitlin, daughter in law Kerstin Schiffinger, grandchildren, Marc Schiffinger, Melissa Schiffinger and Nikolas Schiffinger. Melodye was predeceased by her brother Timothy Hook, and leaves behind her brothers Craig Hook, and Randall Hook and wife Rose. God daughter and niece Davia Fileccia, She also leaves behind Sister in-law Shaun Schiffinger, Kristine Goff and husband Ron, brother in-law Robin Schiffinger and wife Lisa Bullet, predeceased by sister in-laws Mary Schiffinger, and Desiree Mincey who left behind her beloved husband Tony, and predeceased by brother in-law Ernie Schiffinger, she also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Services will be will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford New Hartford.