On January 2, 2021, Myra Mae Cregan, mother of six children, passed away of natural causes at the age of 98 in Rochester, NY. Myra was born August 12, 1922 in Endicott, NY, to Francis and Mabel Latham. As a child, her favorite memories were the summers she spent with her grandparents in Philadelphia, where her grandmother took her to all the historical points in that city. She also spent many happy times at the homestead of her father in Nicholson, PA. Myra graduated from Union-Endicott High School in June 1941 where she was a member of the Archery Team and the Choir. During the war, she worked at IBM and General Motors Acceptance Corp. in Binghamton where she met her husband Edward J. Cregan. They raised six children together in Vestal, NY while Myra worked at Lourdes Hospital in the admitting department. In the ‘70s they bought the Karmelkorn Shoppe in Utica and resided in New Hartford, NY. After retirement, they moved back to Binghamton, and Myra spent her later years in Rochester near her son. She has been preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Mabel, her husband, Edward, her sister, Helen, and her brother, Edwin. She is survived by her children–Kathleen Cregan, Tim (Sherry) Cregan, Barb (John) Komaromi, Ellen (David) Bowden, Jane (Steven) Knobel, and Edward (Tina) Cregan. She is also survived by grandchildren–Jenna Rivera (née Cregan); Michael and Ryan Komaromi, and Amanda Bencosme; Craig, David, and Cheryl Knobel; Megan, Steve, and Erin Cregan–along with great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 1pm at Calvary Cemetery, 501 Fairview Ave, Johnson City.
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