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In Memory: Marcelyn Crozier Gordon, 93

Obituary - Marcelyn Crozier GordonMarcelyn Crozier Gordon, 93, passed away peacefully at her home on September 2, 2022.

Marcy, as she was known, was born on April 9, 1929, in the Bronx, New York, where she was the third child of four in the blended family of her loving parents, Alexander and Mamie (Gruber) Crozier. She was predeceased by her brothers, Leonard and Ronald and her sister, Lillian. Marcy grew up close to her large extended family that included many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She, her parents, and her extended family settled in the then brand new Parkchester section of the Bronx. Marcy attended and graduated from Hunter College where she studied both her passion, art, as well as elementary education. Following her graduation, she began a long career as an elementary school teacher first in the Bronx, and later in Rye, New York.

Marcy was married to the love of her life, Lawrence (Larry) until his death in 1996. Together, they raised three daughters. In 1965, they took a leap and moved to the suburb of Rye, New York where they bought a home for $26,000. Marcy remained living in that house that she loved, until her death. The location of the family home made summers special as days were spent at the beach, evenings listening to the shrieks of joy coming from Rye Playland, and weekends watching fireworks from the front lawn.

When not at work, Marcy was always involved in one of her projects or another. She was an accomplished painter and sculptor. Additionally, she was also a self-taught craftsperson who could tile a floor, fix a leaky toilet or re-wire a fixture with Larry, her trusty assistant, by her side. Taking leisurely baths while doing the New York Times crossword puzzle was another favorite pastime. Following her retirement from teaching in 1998, she and her closest friends from her work family spent many an evening at Broadway shows and traveling across America and Europe. The woman had a good life!

Marcy is survived by her three beloved daughters, Lynn (Peter Hughes), Lois, and Vikki (Eddie Bernstein), her seven adored grandchildren Paul (Caolan), Logan (Sam), Amanda (Chris Connors), Michael (Alexa), Lexie, Luke, and Ricky, and her three cherished great grandchildren, Jane, Alice, and Reid.

Her long, loving and happy life will be celebrated on November 12th. Details are incomplete currently, but please email Lois at loisgordon@optonline.net to receive further details.

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