NEWTON - Annamary "Ann" Farley Woortman, 93, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Bristol Glen Retirement Center in Newton. Born in Long Valley to the late Walter and Sarah Farley, Mrs. Woortmann graduated from Hackettstown High School and McDowell School of Design in New York City. She had lived in Hawthorne and Oakland before moving to Wantage in 1974 and most recently to Newton. She had worked at Monroe Calculating Company as a mechanical illustrator in Orange before her retirement. Mrs. Woortman loved to sew and especially enjoyed making dresses, slip-covers, drapes and ballet costumes for children. She also enjoyed painting in oil and water color and received First Award in Water Color at the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show one year. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sussex for more than 35 years, member of the United Presbyterian Women, past president of the Sussex Garden Club, past president of the Sussex-Wantage Library Board in 2001-2002, and a member of the Hawthorne Chapter, O.E.S. 222 having served as past matron in 1972-1973. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Gerard "Jerry," in 2007, and her sister, Marie Farley. Mrs. Woortman is survived by her son, Gary A. Woortman and his wife, Faith, of Riverdale; her daughter, Patricia A. Jeffer and her husband, Robert, of Shohola, Pa.; her four grandchildren, Heidi Martick, Mindy Woortman, Tamara Woortman and Jerry Jeffer; her four great-grandchildren, Gweyneth and Greta Jeffer and Connor and Adara Martick; and her sister, Josephine Farley, of Hackettstown. Friends may pay their respects to the family from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Funeral services will immediately follow on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Sussex, 23 Unionville Ave., Sussex. Private interment at Fairmount Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in Ann's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Sussex, 23 Unionville Ave., Sussex, NJ 07461. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 13, 2014