Doris Auser: Yorktown Museum founder
Doris Auser, founder of the Yorktown Museum, died on
August 19 at her home.
She was 78.
She was born September 15, 1920, in Brooklyn
On March 28, 1942, she married Cortland Auser at Christ
Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Auser founded the Yorktown Museum and headed its
research center, serving as museum director. She worked there for 30 years
before retiring in 1996.
On October 27, 1996, she received a proclamation from the
Westchester County Board of Legislators. She also received a plaque from the
Lions Club for Community Service in 1996.
She lived in Yorktown for the past 33 years. Before that
she lived at the Air Force Academy in Colorado from 1960 to 1966.
She is survived by one son, Kenneth of Yorktown; three
daughters, Alice McGinnis of Captree Island, NY, Diane Stefan of Mountain Home,
Arizona, and Phyllis Menzenski of Pleasant Valley; 11 grandchildren; and three
Her husband, Cortland, died earlier.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Clark Funeral Home
in Yorktown. Services and burial were private.
Source: North County News, August 25 - August 31, 1999
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