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Bertha Koski Makarainen

Makarainen, Bertha Koski

Bertha Koski Makarainen, born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was 96. She lived and went to schools in Painesville, Ohio. She came to Ithaca in 1942 and lived at 292 E. Miller Road for 66 years. For the last several years she has been at James Square Nursing Home in Syracuse and prior to that at the Emeritus at East Side Manor in Fayetteville. She worked for Dr. Mark Reuben, Dr. Dusinberry and Dr. Cashman and Dr. Harold Purdy. She also worked at Ithaca College until her retirement. She was active in the Danby Federated Church activities and helped with the Food Bank, plus belonged to St. Luke Lutheran Church. Her husband Charles predeceased her in 1996. She is survived by her son, Dennis and his wife Jeanne; grandson, Michael Dennis; granddaughter, Lorna Redrup; great granddaughters, Isabel Amelie and Alana Paige; and great grandson, Finn Nathaniel Redrup. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church or to the Danby Federated Church. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 16 at the Herson Wagner Funeral Home, Rev. Rick Bair officiating.

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Published in Ithaca Journal on Apr. 4, 2014
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