Lynn DeLuccia Longshore

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Lynn DeLuccia Longshore VoorheesvilleLynn DeLuccia Longshore, 67, passed away peacefully at home, March 16, 2013. Lynn was born in Long Is- land City, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Helen Schiffer Bergendahl. She was a gradu- ate of Monticello High School. Lynn graduated from the Uni- versity at Albany in 1967, ma- joring in social studies and mi- noring in art. She earned her master's degree in history from the University at Albany in 1970. Lynn retired from Tryon Residential Center after 33 years teaching in a wide vari- ety of subjects and serving on many committees. She also worked on several summer school programs including testing, substituting, and work- ing on several administrative projects. After retirement, Lynn served as a substitute teacher in several area school districts. Lynn had been an ac- tive member of Center Glen- ville United Methodist Church and most recently McKown- ville United Methodist Church. She had served in many church leadership roles including Sun- day school teacher and trustee. Within the community she was an active member of Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, and Albany Medical Center Auxil- iary as a member and volun- teer. Lynn served on the Board of Weatherfield Home Owners Association. One of her pas- sions was membership in the Empire State Capital Vol- kssporters where Lynn loved to walk for friendship and exercise. She completed at least one 10km walk in every one of the 50 states touring with Travel Walk. Lynn loved her active life that included kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, walking, camping, reading, sewing, home improvement projects, telling great stories, and most importantly helping others. Survivors include her hus- band, Alan, and daughter, Lori DeLuccia; stepdaughter, Joanne (Michael) VonStetina of Madison, FL; stepchildren, Jay Longshore of Philadelphia, PA, Amy (Robert) Robinson of Stanwell Park, NSW, and Jon (Christine) Longshore of Guil- derland, NY; brothers, Albert (Dorothy) Bergendahl of Essex Junction, VT, and Robert (Mar- lene) Bergendahl of Lenox, MA; brothers-in-law, Donald (Mary) DeLuccia of Clifton Park, NY, Peter (the late Eve- lyn) DeLuccia of Guilderland, NY, and Richard DeLuccia of Rotterdam, NY; sister-in-law, Marie Marshall of Malone, NY. Lynn is also survived by her uncle, Walter (Diane) Schiffer of Dalton, MA; along with step- granddaughters, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank DeLuccia, and brother-in-law, Anthony DeLuccia. A memorial service will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, March 23, at the McKownville United Method- ist Church, 1565 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203, followed by a reception to which relatives and friends are cordially in- vited to attend. In lieu of flowers, it is re- spectively requested that those who desire, contribute to Com- munity Hospice of Albany County, Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady or McKownville United Method- ist Church.

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 20, 2013
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