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“I just heard the angel that was and always will be my darling friend Lucille is now directing in heaven. She will get standing ovations. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Rita Goddard - Charlotte

“Lucille was such a special lady. She had the ability to look into your heart and soul and feel your very inner thoughts. Among so many beautiful...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Athena Smith Travlos

“I was an acting student of Lucille's for several years in high school and college. She helped me prepare and gave me the confidence to go to New York...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Jennifer Sclar - New York, NY

“Lucille played the lead and I was in the chorus of Applause, Applause. She was very hard working, never too proud, helpful and friendly to all of the...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Alison Parr - Syracuse, NY

“R.I.P ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Danuta Rybak - Manlius, NY

“August 1, 2013We walked together, but yet your path was cut off short.I gave you my arm, though you were no longer able to support yourself on it.We...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Rybak - Manlius, NY

“To the Markson Family--On behalf of my family, and especially my mother Jackie Coley, I would like to express my sincere sympathy for the passing of...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Caroline (Coley) Stanistreet - NY

“Lucille directed one of the first shows I was ever in when I was 8. She was so enthusiastic and dedicated! I still remember taking the drive out to...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Del Caraway - Binghamton, NY

“We have lost a great lady, wife, mother, director, teacher, actress and friend. Lucille directed me in Oliver at the Landmark Theatre and later I...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Christine Lightcap - Manlius, NY

“Lucille was my first director at age 14 and I'll never forget the experience with her for Funny Girl, Oliver, West Side Story, Idiot's Delight and...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Steingraber - Syracuse, NY

“My family is saddened to hear of the passing of Lucille Markson. Having grown up in Syracuse in the 50's and 60's, I have vivid memories of Lucille...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Ken Bowles - Purcellville, VA

“Dear Margie and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Margie. I do remember you from Bradley Brook Camp. You were in my cabin in 1966. You...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Randy Ziegler- Greenstein - MD

“Wonderful memories sharing her craft especially as George in Virginia Wolff. Great times with Ed, as well!!! ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Phil Markert - Columbia, SC

“I will never forget the opportunities I had to work with Lucille. She stretched me as a performer and as a person. I still live by her teachings.....Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Warner - Worcester, NY

“LUCILLE AND HER HUSBAND ED WERE A DELIGHT AS FRIENDS, WHICH COULD NEVER BE REPLACED OR DUPLICATED ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: ROGER AND RHODA SCOTT - Elbridge, NY

“Syracuse has lost yet another Icon. Lucille was a wonderful lady who was tremendously talented and gave so much of herself to her family, friends,...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Diane C Spitz - Fruitland Park, FL

“Margie and Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, as we know this has been a difficult time for you all. Know that Lucille made a mark...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Missy and Margie,MoM; Memories on Memories and Love on Love. Keep those in your hearts and she will be with you forever. She loved you both and her...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Barb - Fayetteville

“I'm so sorry to hear of her passing away. She was so special. My sympathy is with her family. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Marlene Raite - Cicero

“May she rest in peace. I remember Lucille as a wonderful person. It was a joy to know Lucille and I will always have unforgettable memories with her...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Hector Louis Lugo - Troy,, NY

“I can remember lucille as a young and beautiful single person living on Crawford ave. many years ago. She was truly very gifted . And to Eddie, my...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: alan byer - los angeles

“So sorry to hear of Lucille's passing. She was a wonderful teacher and mentor, and led a wonderful life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Anita, Gordon, Jennifer and Emily Sclar

“Such a special, special woman.I learned so much from her. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Kate Huddleston - Syracuse, NY

“Cousin Eddie and family...our thoughts and prayers are with you.Paul and Linda Liberman ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: paul & linda liberman - FL

“Eddie and Markson Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lucille was a wonderful spirit. Our whole family loved her...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Bruce Simon - Basking Ridge, NJ


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