Poskanzer, Doris ALBANY Doris Esther Poskanzer passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla. with her four sons by her side. Born on May 16, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., Doris resided for most of her youth in the Boston area. She graduated from Brookline High School in Brookline, Mass. and resided most of her life in Albany. For the past 15 years, Doris had been spending her winters in Naples, Fla. She enjoyed times with her family and friends, traveling, the beach, backgammon, and knitting. She volunteered at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany and was a member of Temple Israel in Albany. Doris was married to Dr. Edward Harold Poskanzer until his passing. in 1997. Survived by her four sons, Alan and his wife Sheila and their two children, Elissa and Ethan from Albany, Michael and his wife Marie and his two children, Sheri and Steven from Orlando, Fla., Lee from Barrington, N.H. and David and his partner Michael Sgambati from Westwood, Mass.; her brother, Edwin Lawson and his wife Irene from Fredonia, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews; and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Lawrence Stewart Poskanzer; and her parents, Abraham and Anna Levin. Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany on Thursday May 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland, N.Y. The period of mourning will be observed at the Poskanzer residence, 40 South Manning Blvd., Albany, on Thursday following the service of interment until 5 p.m. and on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Those wishing to remember Doris in a special way may make a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice. For directions or to sign the online family guest book, please visit, www. levinememorialchapel.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from May 25 to May 26, 2010