Eleanor Park Kammer, 89, died Friday at Francis House in Syracuse, N.Y. She was the wife of Edwin Paul Kammer. They were married for 57 years.
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Eleanor was born in Scranton, lived the majority of her life in Beaver Falls and relocated to Manlius, N.Y., following the death of her husband. Eleanor attended Central High School in Scranton and graduated magma cum laude from Wilson College, BS/Mathematics. She also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, MA/English. Eleanor taught English and humanities for more than 25 years at Geneva College. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Falls where she served as superintendent of the Sunday school, elder, deacon and church librarian and was a member of circle. Recently, she was a member of Park Central Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, N.Y. Eleanor was a grand master bridge player, a member of the Beaver Valley Country Club, the "Happy Bunch" square dance group and Beaver County Rock and Mineral Society. She served as president of the Outlook Club while in Beaver Falls.
She and her husband, Ed, enjoyed traveling, participated in many Elderhostel programs and visited numerous countries around the world.
Surviving are a daughter, Priscilla (Kenneth) Valko of Welch, W.Va.; a son, David (Brigid Boyle) Kammer of Marcellus, N.Y.; a sister, Marian Park
(Charles) Messerve of Sun City West, Ariz.; three grandchildren; 10 nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by her brother, Dr. Richard Cecil Park; son, Paul Edwin Kammer; and grandson, William Edwin Kammer.
A memorial service will be held in July at Lake Waynewood.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 or Waynewood Memorial Fund, c/o Don Born, 325 Highview Drive, Radnor, PA 19087.
Arrangements by Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel, New York.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 5, 2013