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Mary Huttinger Mary Rebecca Lessig Huttinger, on October 20, 2011. Daughter of the late J Frank Lessig of Ashland, PA and Harriet Williams Lessig of Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was born on December 9, 1921. Beloved wife of the late Frank X Huttinger of Islip NY, who died August 4th, 2009. Survived by her children: Frank J Huttinger of Pasadena, CA, Richard L Huttinger of South Orleans, MA and grandchildren: Alexandra D Huttinger, William Henry Huttinger and Louise M E Huttinger. Mary, or Becky as she preferred to be called, was most proud of her family, of Welsh and Pennsylvania Dutch origins. A lively correspondent, she was sure to advise her wide-spread parents, children, aunts and uncles, numerous cousins, and many friends of each other's activities and life's events. Family was everything to Becky, and she never let you forget it. Becky enjoyed her formative years in eastern and southern Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn, NY where she attended Pratt Institute, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education in 1944. There she also met her husband to be, Frank X, a newly commissioned US Navy Ensign. They were married upon the end of the war in 1945, and settled in the Boston area, where Frank was employed by Westinghouse. Her sons, Frank J and Richard L, were born there, but soon the family moved to New Jersey, and a few years later to Blue Bell, PA. There Becky put down her roots, not to leave except for a few brief years in Chicago, in the 1970s. Not one to have idle hands, Becky would draw and paint whenever time permitted, producing portraits, landscapes, prints, sculpture and photos, and also contributing to the community with illustrations for the First Presbyterian Church of Ambler, the Whitpain Township Historical Society, and the Questers of Montgomery County. Over the years, Becky has taught art to students of all ages at public and private schools, and continued to study art herself at the Woodmere Academy and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Becky and Frank moved to the Meadowood Retirement Community in 1996, and there spent their remaining years in comfort and security. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Ave. Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. www.kirkand niceinc.com

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Oct. 29, 2011
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