ACKLEY - Mary Cornelia (Routs) passed away December 29, 2012. Beloved wife of Kenneth; cherished mother of Gwendolyn Kolomick, Victoria Larson, and Ellen Richman; loving grandmother of Stephen Kolomick, Daniel Kolomick, Brian Richman, Bradley Richman and Andrew Larson. Mary was born and raised in the Bayridge section of Brooklyn, attended Parker Collegiate Institute, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Fine Arts Dept. at Syracuse University in 1951. In addition to raising her family, she worked in textile design in NYC, and taught elementary art in the Bethpage School District for 26+ years. She was a faithful member at the Plainview Reformed Church for 47 years as it grew from its potato barn origin, and has been a faithful member of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church for the last 6 years. Visiting Wednesday, January 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Vernon Wagner Funeral Home, 655 Old Country Road, Plainview. Funeral service at Plainview Reformed Church, Thursday 11 AM Cremation private. A memorial service will be held at Mattituck Presbyterian Church January 12th at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plainview Reformed Church in support of its ministry.
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Published in Newsday on Dec. 30, 2012