SARANAC LAKE - Holly A. Strack, 58, of 722 county Route 18, Lake Clear, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born in Saranac Lake on May 28, 1954, she was the daughter of Allen and Dorothy (Richardson) Hoyt. Holly married Eugene Strack on June 3, 1972, at St. John's Church in Lake Clear.
Holly had been employed as a home health aid for Franklin County for several years in the early 1970s. She loved spending time with her family, friends and pets, as well as volunteering at the hospital when her health allowed. The majority of her time was spent tending to others, mainly her many nieces and nephews. Family and friends alike knew that Holly had a heart of gold and was always there with a kind word, a helping hand, or just one of her funny stories. She always enjoyed brightening someone's day.
She is survived by her husband Eugene Strack of Lake Clear; one son Cory Strack and his significant other Brandy Watts of AuSable Forks; four sisters: Donna Magee and her companion Dennis Mullen of Lake Clear, Susan Phelan and her husband Thomas of Saranac Lake, Lynn Hoyt of Saratoga Springs and Tammy McCormick and her husband Bernard of Lake Clear; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. C.J. McAvoy officiating.
The Strack family would like to extend a special thank you to all the health care professionals who have helped Holly over the years. She was always very thankful for the time and devotion they provided her.
Friends wishing to remember Holly A. Strack may make memorial contributions to North Country Life Flight or Saranac Lake Vol. Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guest book at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.