Estella E. Wynkoop

Estella E. Wynkoop 89 of Saugerties, NY Formerly of West Harpersfield, NY passed away peacefully pm February 27, 2023 at Ten Broeck Commons Lake Katrine, NY.

Born November 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Harold and Virginia (Harris) Austin. 

She was employed for many years as a cook, retiring from Robinson Terrace in Stamford, NY.  She later moved back to Saugerties where she worked as a bus aide for Lezette Express for many years before again retiring. 

Estella was predeceased by her husband George Wynkoop whom she married on February 23, 1963. 

She is survived by four sons:  Alton “Butch” and Diana German of Saugerties, Harold “Corky” and Colleen German of Titusville, FL, Randall and Billie Jo German of Saugerties, and George and Sandy Wynkoop of Saugerties; three daughters: Bette Ann (German) Park and Richard Babiaz of Rochester and Zanah (German) and Steve Wood of Delaware and  Mary (Wynkoop) Haas of Saugerties;  two brothers: Robert and Elaine Austin of Sherburne and James and Delores Austin of Hobart;  a sister: Linda (Austin) and Scott Allen of Wimauma Fl;  15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Estella was predeceased by 5 sisters and 3 brothers: Shirley, June, Gloria, Kay, Gina, Harold, William and Richard. 

Graveside services and a celebration of Estella’s life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Estella may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (

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