Evelyn Margaret (Marge) Ishkanian of Rexford, NY and formerly of Saugerties, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 12th at 92 years old.
She was the daughter of Frederick and Evelyn Lindemann of Albany. She graduated from Albany High School and went to work for New York Telephone. Marge met her husband Al in the Troy Ski Club where he was a volunteer ski instructor on weekends. They married in 1951 and had forty-six wonderful years together before Al passed away in 1996.
They moved to Saugerties NY in 1957 and raised their family there – son Mark and daughter Ellen. Marge resumed her career at New York Telephone in Kingston in 1972, retiring with twenty seven years of service. She enjoyed skiing, hiking, gardening, travel and church activities.
She was a longtime member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Saugerties where she served on council, as treasurer and as a confirmation teacher. She was also a member of Monday Club and Garden Club.
She sold her Saugerties home of 56 years in 2013 and moved into a senior living community in the Albany area. She made many friends at Coburg and enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and visiting her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had an inseparable companion in her dachshund Tobie.
She loved her family and friends but could be very stubborn when she wanted to be. In her seventies, she took an Elderhostel bicycle trip in hilly Bermuda and used only one gear on the multi-geared bike. Another time, she downplayed the treacherous winter driving conditions she had just driven through on a trip to Maine despite the evidence of a fully ice-encrusted car.
She is survived by her son Mark and daughter-in-law Ginger of Moultonborough, NH, daughter Ellen Greenberg of Bearsville, son-in-law Howard Greenberg of Irvington and grandchildren Jared Ishkanian of Portland, OR, Laura Kohley of San Francisco and Gabrielle, Kate and Corey Greenberg and great grandchildren Alex and Benji Ishkanian and Willa Kohley.
She is also survived by brothers Bill, John and George and sister in law Rose Ann Lindemann of Mechanicville and cousins Ed and Adrina Tutunjian
The family will hold a private memorial at Coburg Village at a later date.