|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1988|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 2006|
AAKRE--Elizabeth G. Born June 23rd, 1988, New York City, died December 2nd, 2006. Beloved daughter of Richard B. and Patricia Markert Aakre. How we loved you, dear Lizzy. All your family and friends can't believe your short life is over. Wake at Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker St. Sunday December 10, 4-7PM. Funeral at St Luke in the Fields Church, Monday December 11, 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers send donations to New York City Rescue Mission, 90 Lafayette St., New York, NY, 10013.
Elizabeth Genevieve Aakre, daughter of Patricia Markert Aakre and Richard B. Aakre, died in Springfield, Massachusetts, on December 2, 2006. She was born in New York City, where she was educated at the Little Red School House and Packer Collegiate Institute, from which she graduated in June 2006. At the time of her death, she was enrolled at Smith College in Northampton, MA, where she had discovered a love for the Latin language. Elizabeth Aakre was known for her artistry in photography and her passion for reading. She loved the works of Philip Pullman, William Faulkner, J.D. Salinger and Iris Murdoch. Although she never competed on an athletic team, she was strong enough to swim up the Delaware River (at Narrowsburg, NY, where she spent the summers with her parents) and was nearly unbeatable in badminton. She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Theresa and Leonard Markert; her aunts, Ceil Aakre Fillenworth and Eleanor Aakre Newmann, Lyn Markert Hathaway, Cynthia Markert Rust, Mary Markert; and her uncle, Leonard Markert III, along with many cousins and friends. A funeral was held on December 11, 2006, in New York City at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields. Contributions to CBA, 6245 Randall Rd., DeWitt, NY 13214, where we will honor Elizabeth with a permanent display in the Markert Library that will consist of contemporary books and time honored classics.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on September 16, 2007
Maintained by: Abby Brock-Lane
Originally Created by: NewYork Lady (inactive)
Record added: Sep 16, 2007
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