Marian Pfeiffer

Obituary of Marian R. Pfeiffer

Note: Change of location for funeral service Marian Ruth Fox Pfeiffer Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, dear friend, and educator passed peacefully on March 26, 2024. Marian was born on May 31, 1928 in North Cohocton, NY. Predeceased by her husband, Norman H. Pfeiffer, she is survived by their daughters, Jane Russell, Ann Pfeiffer (Ward Hartenstein), Ellen Pfeiffer (David Johnson) and Noreen Whitney (Richard), grandchildren, Joshua Dolan, Matthew DiFrancesco, Barbara Smith, Greta Hartenstein, Lara Johnson, Logan Whitney, Shelby Whitney and 14 great grandchildren. Marian’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She welcomed all into their house and made every guest feel special while serving food and hospitality. Throughout her life, her smile was contagious to all. Marian began her education in the North Cohocton-Atlanta School and then, having learned all they had to teach her, took her senior year at Wayland Central School. She earned her teaching degree from Nazareth College in Rochester in 1949. Marian received a Master’s Degree in mathematics from the University of Buffalo. Marian retired from teaching at Dansville Central School where she taught higher levels of math and was the first person to teach computer science to students in the early 1970s. Before her long tenure at the High School, she taught at St Mary’s School in Dansville. Along the way she privately tutored many math students, who went on to successful careers. Marian had many passions besides education and teaching. She was a founding member of Gourmet Club in Wayland and a faithful friend of her Nazareth schoolmates. Learning to speak German also enriched her life. Norm and Marian traveled extensively in their retirement to many European and North American destinations with with friends and through Elderhostel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hemmer/Pfeiffer Math Award at Wayland-Cohocton Central School 2350 Rte. 63 Wayland, NY 14572, Attn: District Treasurer. This award will be given to the graduating senior with the highest math average. A funeral service will be held at St, George – Forsythe Funeral Home in Wayland on April 4th at 10:00 A.M. with burial following at Clearview Cemetery in North Cohocton.

Funeral Service

Thursday April 4th, 2024 ~ 10am ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home ~ Wayland, NY
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