August 4, 1941 - April 26, 2020
Pine City, New York
April 26, 2020
August 4, 1941
Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York
Roberta L. Knapp Aumick, 78, of Pine City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Roberta was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Leona Van Loan Knapp.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Mary Myers) Aumick of Endicott.
Roberta was born in Susquehanna Pennsylvania and moved to Waverly, New York as a teen. She graduated from Waverly High School and went on to work at the A&P in Waverly and the Sayre Saving and Loan. She moved to the Elmira area in the 1980’s. Roberta’s career of nearly four decades as a Kitchen and Bath Designer began at Ryder’s Kitchens. She then spent many years at the Corning Building Company and Robinson Lumber before establishing her own practice of Roberta Aumick Designs. She retired in January of 2019. Her design talents extended beyond the kitchen and bath to included structural rearrangement of entire residential interiors, as well as refining interior plans for clients building new homes. The lovely home she had built in Pine City was her design and was often shown to clients to illustrate her ideas. It was always a treat to visit Roberta in those lovely spaces. She was a former Board member and active member of the Central NY Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Serving as Treasurer, Secretary and Legislative Representative as well as mentoring others was her way of advancing professionalism of the Kitchen and Bath design industry with a focus on continuing education. In her retirement she was active with her High School Class reunions with her Waverly classmates, and she enjoyed traveling and gardening. She was proud to be a part of the Waverly Historical Society.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. She will be buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, New York at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Roberta’s name to the Waverly Historical Society, PO Box 45, 453 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Roberta’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Mike Tuccinardi
My condolences to her family. I hadn't seen Roberta in 60 years, I caddied for her at Shepherd Hills CC back in the day. She did me a kindness I never forgot. Thank you Roberta.
From: Linda baker
Rob very sorry for loss of your mom
From: Marilyn Laman Burdick
Rob You know how much I love your mom. Much love from me to you and give Mom a kiss from me = I will always cherish our memories. Love you much
From: Rev. Horace and Ruth Stoddard
Rob- your mother designed our kitchen and bathrooms on Autumn View Way. We have enjoyed the details she put into those after talking to us and finding out what we wanted. We were saddened to hear that she didn’t get to enjoy her beautiful house longer. Mr. Wahl told us “That girl has talent!” And she surely did! We were glad she was with us when we built our house! Our sympathy to you and your family.
From: Wendy & Duke Carroll
Rob, we were so very shocked and saddened to read of your Mom's passing. I worked with your Mom at Robinson Lumber for many years, and thought the world of her. She regularly would give me a call to let me know that she was on her way to our door with garlic pizza and cheese pepperoni bread from Soprano's. If it was summer, she also had a beautiful bouquet of zinnias from her garden. Your Mom completely redid our present kitchen over 25 years ago, and there isn't one single thing I would change to this day! We will certainly miss your Mom and all her kindness and caring. With sympathy, Wendy (and Duke)
From: John Motsay
Just heard about Roberta's passing. So sorry. I remember her fondly from high school. Great girl. May she rest in peace.