Karen Sue Salley, a longtime resident of Saratoga Springs passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 59 on Tuesday, November 3rd after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on April 20th, 1956 in Schuylerville, New
York was the daughter of the late Loren and Jean Salley.
Karen is survived by her lifelong loving partner Bob “Sprocket” Eckardt, their son, Loren Eckardt and his wife Diana of Braunschweig, Germany, her sister Nancy Wood, brothers Joe, Tim and Dean Salley and her many nieces and nephews. Karen was a devoted employee of the Saratoga National Historical Park for 25 years from 1990 until 2015.
She enjoyed travelling with her family to Europe, taking cruises through the Caribbean with friends, visiting Clearwater Beach,Florida, taking long motorcycle rides through the winding countryside with Bob and spending time in the garage with her many cherished friends. Much time was spent tending to her meticulous garden and providing endless loving care and support to her son. Karen was an amazing partner and beautiful mother who will be dearly missed.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday November 7th, 2015 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Calling hours will be held from 10am–11:45pm on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 prior to the service at the funeral home.
Her family would like to express our extended gratitude to the Community Hospice employees, Doctors and caring family, Patty Riggi, Linda Perry, Kathy Goodwin and John and Sue Sammut for their support. Karen was surrounded by an extraordinary amount of love until her passing for which we are forever grateful.