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Drusilla A. “Dru” Piper

October 20, 2017
Lake Placid News

NEWCOMB - Drusilla A. "Dru" Piper, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Dru was born July 15, 1935 in West Orange, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her parents George Weildand and Mae E. Rooney, her sister Judith Hemming and her son-in-law Peter Moles.

She married the love of her life, Roger Piper, on May 3, 1958. She worked for Bankers Trust, First American and Key Bank in North Creek for many years. She was very involved with the town of Minerva. She started the Minerva Youth Program and the ski program at Minerva Central School. She believed children should be able to ski. There was a ski closet available to those children who could not afford skis.

Dru was an avid skier downhill and cross country and a skier mom with two children who raced, she was always on the go whether following her children racing or canning things from the garden. She made the best pickles ever (secret recipe)!

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roger; her three children: Linda, Patty and Eric; her six grandchildren: Randi, Marcus, Piper, Marnie, Blake and Andrew; and her dog Addie.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, 1019 U.S. Route 9, Schroon Lake. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Tahawus Club, 42 Lower Works Road, Newcomb.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials for Dru take the form of donations to the Newcomb Rescue Squad, Newcomb, NY 12852 or to NYSEF PO Box 300, Wilmington, NY 12997.

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