Elizabeth R. Sturgess


Elizabeth R. Sturgess, age 92, died on May 24, 2020, at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford. She was born April 16, 1928 in South Kortright, daughter of the late Lester Gus and Margaret (Zerbe) Rowe.  

After graduating from South Kortright Central School in 1945, she married Stanley W. Sturgess in 1946. They later divorced.

She was employed as treasurer by the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Stamford from its early days in 1963 until 1975. Later she worked for 12 years as an accountant for the College Association at SUNY Delhi.

Surviving are three daughters: Carolyn Pardy of South Burlington, Vermont, Gray (and Andrew) Mason of Oneonta, and JoAnn O’Neill of Rochester. She had three grandchildren: Jennifer Stevens of Shelburne, Vermont, Deanna Cartenuto and Phillip Cartenuto, both of Rochester, and a great-grandson, Cooper Guerriere of Shelburne, Vermont. She is also survived by a sister, Louise Bernhart of Rochester, two nieces, Janice Phillips and Carol Henchen, both of Rochester and her beloved friend from childhood, Ruth Many.

Memorial donations on her behalf may be sent to the Activities Department at Robinson Terrace, 28652 State Hwy 23, Stamford, NY 12167 or the animal rescue organization of choice.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with Elizabeth’s family.


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