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Ann Powers Leskowitz


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Ann Elizabeth Powers Leskowitz

1927-2015 Ann Elizabeth Leskowitz (Powers), 87, passed away at her home in Woodbridge, Conn. on May 24, 2015, following a brief illness. She was born on July 10, 1927 in Rockingham, Vermont, the daughter of Guy and Ethyl Valentine Goewey Powers. She was raised in Athens, Vt., then Brattleboro, Vt., and attended Colby Junior College in New Hampshire. In 1949, Ann moved to Philadelphia and worked as a secretary for the microbiology department of the University of Pennsylvania. There she met her husband of 60 years and love of her life, Irving. They married on September 2, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, and lived in Levittown, Long Island, where their three children were born. In 1962, they moved to Bethany, Conn., where Ann resided until moving to Woodbridge in 2011 after the loss of her husband. Ann worked for over 30 years as a secretary in the Department of History of Science and Medicine at Yale, where it was agreed that she kept everything running as smoothly as she did at home. A devoted wife, mother and friend, Ann was a supporter of causes to improve the lives of others. She participated in campaigns, picket lines, boycotts, and quietly took part in innumerable individual efforts to promote social progress. She loved traveling across the country on family camping trips, swimming, nature walks, visiting historical and cultural sites, theater, musical concerts, and family traditions. An avid reader, intrepid gardener, lively conversationalist and genuinely mild-mannered gentlewoman, in her later years Ann took great pleasure in reading her library books, and enjoying the company of her family, new neighbors, and friends. She is survived by son, Fred Leskowitz and wife Zina; stepson, Jesse Fenn and granddaughter, Zoe; son, Joel; daughter Ruth Trudeau and husband, Wayne; sister-in-law, Myra Plotnik; many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces/nephews and dear friends. Ann was predeceased by her beloved husband, Irving; brother, Wallace Powers and wife "Rusty" of Hinsdale, N.H.; sister, Barbara Powers Kinoy and husband Ernest Kinoy of Williamsville, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525.Ann
Published in Brattleboro Reformer from June 6 to June 9, 2015
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