ALBANY – Charlotte M. Engle Kot, 82, of Albany, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Grand at Guilderland. Charlotte was born in Albany, and lived here all her life. She was a graduate of Albany High School and beauty school, and worked for many years as a hairdresser, both at the Paula Rose Beauty Parlor and from her home. She loved playing Bingo at St. Sophia’s Church in Albany, and also enjoyed traveling on bus trips and camping at McConchie’s Heritage Acres in Galway. She loved to crochet, and loved dogs and other animals, and also enjoyed being a member of the Colonie Senior Citizens.
Charlotte is survived by her beloved husband William M. Kot, Sr.; her children William M. Kot, Jr. (Mary Anne) of Schenectady, Charlene Gifford (Glenn) of American Fork, UT, and Pamella Scattareggia (Vincent) of Albany; her brother Gary Engle (Peggy) of Parish, FL; her grandchildren Christopher Kot (Melody), Jennifer Gifford, Benjamin Gifford (Rachel), Bryon Gifford (Sarah), Sarah, Lauren, Marc and Gavin Gifford, and Joshua and Amber Scattareggia; her great grandchildren Lucas, Arabella, and Axel Kot; Carlee and Alex Gifford, and Cody Yamacuchi, and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Albany Rural Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Charlotte’s resting place in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY (zip code Albany, NY 12204).
Pam and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss of dear Charlotte. She always made everyone around her feel so special all the time. I used to love when she came to the girls softball games because she always made me laugh (her and her little dog). I remember her telling me she had an outfit for everyday for her little pooch. She always said such nice things about me and my family. Just a genuine woman. She will be greatly missed by many. I’m sure have some great memories! Love, prayers and strength to you all during this difficult time.
To Pam & Family,
Sorry for your loss. Your Mom/Wife was a great lady. She will forever remain in your heart. May God grant you the peace support and strength to get through the next few weeks and always know you have family & friends who care and support you as well.
Kristi (Averill) Mahan
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kristi (Averill) Mahan & Bryan Mahan
Shirley Kot Brand
I was so sorry to learn of Charlotte’s passing. I have many fond memories of Charlotte and Bill at family gatherings and at St. Luke’s where Charlotte sang in the choir. My father also died of Alzheimer’s disease so I can empathize with Bill and the rest of Charlotte’s family. My very best wishes and condolences to all of you.
Your cousin, Shirley Kot Brand