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Lucille Markson, 86, died Friday at Menorah Park. She had been a life resident of Syracuse. Lucille attended Syracuse University where she studied art and design.
She had a natural zest and enthusiasm for life, and a love for her family and the theatre. Lucille was a past director of productions at the Landmark Theater, the Actors Workshop, the JCC players, and many other regional theaters. She also acted in many of the productions. Lucille credited her beloved husband Ed for introducing her to NYC and the theatre when they were first married. For many years, Lucille was a private instructor of voice, acting, and public speaking. The Post Standard honored her with a Woman of Achievement Award. Mrs. Markson also received a SALT award in recognition of her work in community theatre. A quote from Lucille which appeared in the Post Standard: "Failure is not important in my life- only work. The doing, striving and whenever possible the accomplishment".
Survived by her husband Edward of 65 years; their children Margie (Robert) Johnson, Melissa (Scott) Ellsworth, and Jonathan (Samia) Markson; their grandchildren Josh, and Kyle Johnson, David, Michael, and Matthew Orlando, Alexandra, and Brandon Markson; and her brother Bernard (Helene) Reiben.
Funeral services will be at 11AM Tuesday, at Sisskind Funeral Chapel. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 11 on Tuesday at the funeral chapel, 3175 E. Genesee Street.
Burial will be in the Temple Concord section of Woodlawn cemetery.
Contributions in Lucille's memory may be made to Temple Concord.
Shiva will be observed from 7 to 9 PM Wednesday at Margie and Bob's home