RIP Pam Culver…

Please remember the Culver family and send a card of condolences to Brian Culver, 21 Medfield Dr, Rochester, NY, 14609 or Clark Culver, 18 Orchard Street, Clyde, NY 14433.

They just published her obituary…

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Pamela (Pam) Culver, of Rochester, NY, passed away at the age of 69. Beloved dog mom to Huckleberry, Honey, Heath, Holly, Tucker, Mason, and Tater, Pam’s greatest joy in life was raising her furry kids. In her extensive career as a math teacher and respected principal for both New York State and Massachusetts public schools, Pam helped hundreds of high school kids realize their potential while commanding a firm, yet empathetic rule. “Mrs. Culver” was recently fondly remembered by one former student as a “powerhouse of a woman” who “cared about us and how we would turn out as adults.” And she left her mark in her own unique way. Her steadfast rule of “no hats in the building!” while not always appreciated by her pupils, would later be reflected upon as an example of imparting respect and dignity to the classroom and life in general. Pam graduated from Potsdam College in Potsdam, NY in 1974 with a degree in Mathematics and was a member of Agonian Sorority as well as the National Association of Secondary School Principals Phi Delta Kappa, post college. She achieved her MS in Educational Administration, SUNY Albany in 1978 followed by doctoral studies at both SUNY Albany and Boston University. At the age of 28, Pam achieved her first position as a school principal at the NYS Division for Youth – Tryon School, Johnstown NY, where she first worked five years as a math teacher. During her tenures as High School principal for Scotia-Glenville High School and Schuylerville High School, Pam also devoted some of her “spare” time to serving seven years on the Galway Central School Board of Education and on the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. She was a member of the Scotia Rotary Club, and Board Member for the Saratoga County Chapter, League of Women Voters. Pam was preceded in death by her parents Marion and Harold Silk of Amsterdam, NY. She is survived by her longtime partner and friend, Brian (Culver), brother, Garry (Silk), sister-in-law Patricia (Silk), nieces Erin (Silk) and Allison (Lou Fasolino), and great-niece Sophia (Fasolino). She was also embraced by her large, extended Culver Family, particularly by sister-in-law Susan (Darrin) in whom she found a world-class travel and dining partner. For her beloved family, especially her brother Garry, Pam leaves behind countless memories of enjoying the finer things in life, unique and meaningful opinions about world affairs, and the hard-earned wisdom of slowing down in time to enjoy life. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital of Rochester, NY for their outstanding care, particularly during the competing demands of the ongoing pandemic. There will be a private memorial for family. Donations in memory and celebration of Pam’s life may be directed to: Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc., the Pamela Culver Global Diploma Travel Scholarship at Masconomet Regional High School, or the food pantry of your choosing. She would always hope we could all do good things.

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