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Obituaries 12/25/2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Updated: 7:13 PM

Nancy A. B. Blomquist

December 12, 2013

LAKE PLEASANT--Nancy A. B. Blomquist passed away Thursday evening, December 12, at Croasdaile Village Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina after a prolonged illness with Alzheimer’s.

Nancy was born Nancy Ann Brockman in Herkimer, New York and grew up in Hagaman and Amsterdam, New York.

She attended Keuka College and graduated in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was very involved in student theater and had a noted lead role in Keuka’s production of “Medea.” While at Keuka, she met her husband Alfred and they married in December, 1956.

After working toward her master’s in speech and drama at Cornell University she started her teaching career, which spanned two decades. She taught in Baytown, Texas, Pennsauken, New Jersey and from 1963 to 1971 taught high school English at Moorestown High School in Moorestown, New Jersey.

She is remembered as a pioneering and inspirational teacher who sponsored student programs and was active in school and local theater companies. One beloved student remembers her for her generous spirit, funny one-line quips, and her artistic flair in which she never did the same thing twice.

Nancy and Alfred had two daughters while in Moorestown and during a short relocation to Tennessee. After additional family moves back to Moorestown and on to Colorado before returning to New Jersey in 1980, Nancy focused on raising her family. Her girls fondly remember her singing to them, including their favorite “Red, Red, Robin,” as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” She read to them the Francis stories as well as Maurice Sendak’s writings and her own Holiday Hillary stories. She was a great listener who loved to laugh with people.

Once settled in Franklin Lakes, NJ, Nancy started her own special events company, which brought her to lead a corporate tour program at the Calgary Olympics in 1988. Nancy continued with special events planning after the Olympics, specializing in corporate tours of New York City and wedding events. She received her real estate license in 1994 and worked with Weichert Realtors until 2001. During these years she was also actively involved in education and community groups, serving on the Ramapo-Indian Hills Board of Education from 1986-1992 and as a member of the Unitarian Society in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Nancy loved reading, gardening, the theater and swimming. She was dedicated to her family and loved to spend time at the family home in Lake Pleasant, New York. She will be remembered as a compassionate friend, loving sister, wife and mother. Her joy of life, love of learning and sense of humor will be with her family always. She is predeceased by her sister, Barbara, as well as by her parents. She is survived by her husband Alfred; daughters Carrie and Tenleigh; nieces and nephews; and her three grandchildren, Jordan, Stuart and Evelyn. She will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 www.alz.org or the Lake Pleasant Library, 2864 State Hwy 8, Box 799, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108 www.lakepleasantlibrary.org.

Arrangements are by Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff.

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Anna Marie Tubbs

December 15, 2013

     

PISECO--Anna Marie Tubbs, 56, of Rt. 8, Piseco, NY, died Thursday, December 12, 2013, at  Albany Medical Center.

She was born  February 24, 1957 in Gloversville, NY, the daughter of the late Herbert Oscar and Theoda Harrington Tubbs. She was a graduate of Wells High School and worked at the former Rustic Wood Creations in Speculator for 23 years.

She was a lifetime area resident, enjoyed crafts and dogs and loved her family.

Survivors include her brothers, Herb Tubbs Jr. (Max) of Piseco and Tom Tubbs of Piseco; two sisters, Frances Brann of Lake Pleasant and Susie Seelow (Tony) of Mayfield; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours and a funeral service were Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at  Northville Funeral Service. Burial will be in Higgins Bay Cemetery, Piseco.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Piseco Ambulance Corps. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.

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Zachariusz “Zack” Dziubak

December 17, 2013

WELLS--Zachariusz “Zack” Dziubak, age 70, of Rt. 30, Wells, NY died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Nathan Littauer Hospital after being stricken at home. He was born in Poland on July 1, 1943, the son of the late John and Theodosia Moroch Dziubak.

He was the owner and operator of Zack’s Country Store in Wells at the time of his death. He was a communicant of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wells.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Lucyshyn Dziubak of Wells, whom he married on June 30, 1971; three sons, John P. Dziubak, Andrew N. and his wife Neen Dziubak and Christopher and his wife Morgan Dziubak; one sister, Marisa Chomiak of Poland; and two grandchildren, Anthony and Addison.

Friends may call on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Northville Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wells, NY. Burial will be in the spring in Algonquin Cemetery, Wells. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.

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Jocelyn V. Anderson

December 18, 2013

LAKE PLEASANT--Jocelyn V. Anderson, 88, of Leisure Knoll, Manchester, NJ and Lake Pleasant, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, NJ.

Born in Little Falls, NY, Jocelyn graduated from Wheelock College, Boston, Mass. before becoming an elementary school teacher in Glen Ridge, NJ where she taught for more than 30 years. She retired in 1988 upon which she split her time between homes in Manchester, NJ and Lake Pleasant, NY.

Jocelyn loved sharing time with family and friends, especially at her beloved summer camp in the Adirondacks. An avid water skier and canoeist, Jocelyn enjoyed instructing others as a Girl Scout and as the Waterfront Instructor at the Mohawk Resort, Old Forge, NY. Jocelyn had an uncanny ability to connect with former students and stayed in touch with many of them, as her Christmas list exceeds 250 people.

Jocelyn was predeceased by her husband Francis V. in 2001 and her stepson Francis V. Anderson Jr.

She is survived by her son Peter R. and his wife Shawn of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn K. Armbruster and her husband Tom of Montville, NJ, and Jane E. Anderson of Lutherville, Md.; two step-daughters, Angela M. Anderson of Sewell, NJ, and Stacy A. Rhodes and her husband Fella of Chesapeake, Va.; nine grandchildren, Peter, Tory, Hailey, Susannah, Kimberly, David, Matthew, Courtney and Wil; and three great-grandchildren, Emily, Billy and Charlie.

A memorial service celebrating Jocelyn’s life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge NJ 07028 or Speculator Volunteer Ambulance, POB 282, Speculator, NY 12164-0282. Arrangements are by DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home, Lakehurst. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.degrafffuneralhome.com.

     

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