Lucy E. Stanovick, PhD, age 46 Of Saylorsburg, PA Lucy E. Stanovick, PhD, age 46, died August 16, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.She was the wife of John Stanovick and they recently celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary in July. Born in Bryn Mawr, she was the daughter of Dorothy (Fox) Elicker of Newtown Square and John Elicker, M.D. of Bryn Mawr. Lucy received her undergraduate in English from Shippensburg University where she received a scholarship to play lacrosse.She was a member of the Delta Rho Sorority. Her graduate and doctoral degrees were from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Lucy was an Associate Professor of English Education at East Stroudsburg University since 2003. In 2005, she helped establish and was the Director of the Northern Pennsylvania Writing Project, a federal grant funded program that provides K-16 educators with ongoing and continuous professional development in the teaching of writing.Lucy believed that the most effective teachers of writing are teachers who can appreciate their own writing. She helped educators recognize the value of their writing, be it professional or creative. Lucy's work with Teacher Candidates at ESU was grounded in the same philosophy. She taught hundreds of students, now teachers, in classrooms that their voices matter as do the voices of their students.Dr. Lucy, as she was known to all of her students, was an inspired and inspiring teacher and supportive colleague. Lucy loved family, home, reading, writing and her many friends from grade school through college. With laughter, passion and joy she embraced life. She loved to garden, sit by the pond, watching her family fish, and really enjoyed sunsets.Even knowing the outcome of her disease, she enjoyed planning future outdoor projects on the farm. Rest assured, "Lucy's bed" will be lush with plantings next year. She was active in her children's basketball programs and was a familiar sight at the scoring table keeping statistics when John coached. Nothing put her mind at ease more than sitting in a gym watching the kids play.She was on numerous committees in Saylorsburg and was an advisory board member for the National Foundation for Cancer Research where she championed and created The Lucy Fund whose mission is to have metastatic breast cancer become chronic, not deadly. Her favorite fundraiser has been Party4life which celebrated its fifth annual celebration last week.Her wish and family's commitment is to continue her mission to raise awareness and funds for metastatic disease. Survivors: In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by 2 children, Nick and Katie Stanovick, both at home; her brother John Elicker Jr (Julie) of West Chester, PA; 2 sisters Beth Elicker of Cape Elizabeth, ME and Kathy Hoffman (Kurt) of West Chester, PA; 10 nieces and nephews.In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send contributions to The Lucy Fund at The National Foundation for Cancer Research, 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525, Bethesda, MD 20814 Please write NFCR on the pay to the order line and The Lucy Fund on the memo line of your check or donate online at www.nfcr.org/lucyfund.Memorial services will be held on Monday, August 20th at 6 PM at Kresge Funeral Home, 1763 Route 209, Brodheadsville with Cory Romanowski officiating. Cremation will have taken place in the H. G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00 PM until the time of the service. Online Condolences: www.kresgefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 18, 2012