Marilyn Luke
Marilyn Luke

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, July 13, 2018
Baird Funeral Home
36 Water Street
Dundee, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Hillside Cemetery
12 Union Street
Dundee, New York, United States

Obituary of Marilyn Luke

Marilyn Jean Luke

Dundee: Marilyn Jean Luke, age 74, of Dundee, NY passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her family at her side on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours from 4:00 – 6:00 pm Friday, July 13, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. There will be no formal service. Inurnment will be private in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kinzua Bridge "State Park" 296 Viaduct Rd. Mt. Jewett, PA 16740.

Marilyn was born August 2, 1943 in Erie, PA, the daughter of the late Arthur M. and Angelina {Pircio} Nielsen. She graduated from Wesleyville High School in 1961, Penn State University with a B.S. in Art Education, and received her Masters Degree in Reading from Potsdam in 1999. On May 27, 1967, in St. Luke's Church, in Erie, PA she married James E. Luke; they have lived locally since 1977, previously of Elizabethtown, PA.

She spent a great deal of time in the area of education: teaching both art, and reading. She was also an instructional graphic artist, and department head. In addition, she was a small business owner involved in the grape industry, learning about grapes and how the grape goes from bloom to wine.

Mrs. Luke was a very active member of society having been a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge #1519 Penn Yan, NY, the N.R.A., Ogdensburg Garden Club, Dundee & Penn Yan Libraries, Oliver House Museum, Yates County Genealogical Society, and 4-H.

She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 51 years James E. Luke at home; 3 daughters Elizabeth A. (Curt) Meeder of Sherman, NY, Christina I. (Christopher) Brink of Dundee, Victoria M. (Kyle) Boehmer of Kerrville, TX; 6 grandsons: Henry and Daniel Meeder, James Boehmer, Christopher "Connor" Brink, Alexander and John Boehmer; a brother Robert L. (Nancy) Nielsen of Pinehurst, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by a stillborn daughter Catherine Luke in 1969.

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