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Harriett Ann (Ann) Essick

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Harriett Ann (Ann) Essick

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Ann Essick, 81, formerly of Congers, died Sunday morning in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she has resided for the last 2 years with her husband of 60 years, Larry Essick.

She was born in Philadelphia to Emma Julia Smoak and Thomas Harmon Griffith of Cordova, South Carolina. Ann had one brother, David (Butch) McNeill, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth McNeill, both of Lansdale, PA.

She was raised in a farm house in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania and worked at the family soda shop/gas service station as a young girl. Her first job was with the Navy teletype office where meet Larry Essick from Reading, PA. They married in 1960.

Ann worked as a teacher's aide in Congers Elementary School. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, animals, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Larry, and three children, Mark Lawton Essick of Weston, FL, Linda Atkins of Middletown, NY, and Susan Jordan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She has 6 grandchildren.

Mrs. Essick was a member of the Clarkstown Reformed Church in West Nyack, NY since 1968. A memorial service will be held at this church on Saturday, January 18th at 11 AM to honor her memory with family and friends.
Published in the The Journal News from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2020
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