Marilyn Jane (Quackenbush) Foss, 88, of Johnstown, N.Y., died peacefully, on Nov. 20, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Amsterdam, N.Y., the daughter of Allo and Hildred Montayne Quackenbush. On May 11, 1946, she was united in marriage to her loving husband, John R. Foss. They first lived in Canajoharie, then Schenectady and finally settled in Johnstown in 1963 where she resided for the rest of her life. Mrs. Foss was blessed with wonderful friends with whom she shared her passions of skiing, golfing, traveling and playing bridge. Mrs. Foss was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown, the Burroughs Nature Study Club and the Aldines Society.
She is survived by her husband, John; her daughter, Jennifer (Arno) Finkeldey of Ithaca, N.Y.; and her son, Christopher (Leslie) Foss of Johnstown. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Shayna (Sasha) Foss, Kate (Jeff) Deery, Kira (Kelly) Denison-Cole and Mia Rubinstein; and four great-grandchhildren. Also surviving is her brother, Don Quackenbush; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ehle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Johnstown, N.Y. Interment will be in Johnstown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnstown Public Library or the First Presbyterian Church, Johnstown, N.Y.
Marilyn Jane (Quackenbush) Foss