of Bethany Manor, Horseheads NY passed away Sunday morning December 1, 2013 at the age of 80. Eleanor was born on June 23, 1933 in Queens, NY, the daughter of Albert Henry Birchwale and Marion Carthcart Birchwale Agostino. Eleanor is survived by her sons, Jason T. Adam of Garden Grove, CA, Michael R. (Kathy) Adam of Horseheads, NY, and Robert W. (Lisa) Adam of Fairchild, CA; grandchildren, Jason Adam of Elmira, NY, Brittany Adam of Myrtle Beach, SC, T. Cody Adam of Horseheads, NY, Apollo and Maverick Adam both of Fairfield, CA; brothers, Arnold (Shirley) Birchwale of The Villages, FL, Michael (Lucinda) Birchwale of Ridgefield, NJ, and Albert (Diana) Birchwale of Fairview, NJ; brothers-in-law, Roger Ruefer of Mahwah, NJ, and John Hopper of Middletown, NY; sister, Patricia (Tim) Greene from The Villages, FL, and several very special nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Albert Birchwale, mother, Marion Agostino and her sisters, Marion Ruefer and Patti Marie Hopper. Eleanor graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ in 1951. After raising her children as a homemaker, she returned to college and received her Associate Degree from CCC in 1979. She retired in June 1998 as Corporate Treasurer for Swan & Sons, Morss Co. after 27 years. She received an award in 1993/94 for being on the Who's Who Worldwide Global Registry of Leaders. Eleanor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads and volunteered her time teaching Sunday School for all ages, headed the kitchen for Vacation Bible School, and was treasurer for the church for many years. In her earlier years, Eleanor also donated her time to Cub Scouts, Jayncees, Family Debt Counseling of Chemung County and Zonta House, where she was a treasurer on the local and district levels and still remains an honorary member. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10am to 11:30am. Eleanor's Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbytarian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY at 12 noon. She will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following. The family requests those wishing to remember Eleanor please consider making a contribution to the First Presbytarian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Rd, Horseheads, NY 14845.