Cecille C. Davis, 94, of New Paltz
NEW PALTZ >> Cecille C. Davis, a retired art educator and photographer, died peacefully, Oct. 3, 2016, of a heart attack. She was 94.
Born Oct. 19, 1921, Cecille was a long-time resident of N.Y.C. and Woodstock.
She moved to Woodland Pond at New Paltz, an adult retirement community, in 2012.
A graduate of NYU and Columbia Teachers College, Cecille was a passionate advocate for children’s art and a key facilitator of the Reading through the Arts program at the Cloisters in New York. She retired as an art supervisor with the N.Y.C. Board of Education in 1984.
An accomplished photographer, Cecille’s work was exhibited in several one-woman shows in the Woodstock area. She was a past board member of the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum (WAAM), the Guild of Craftsmen, Women’s City Club in N.Y.C. and the National Educators Association.
Cecille was predeceased by her parents, Jack Citroen and Hattie Newmark of N.Y.C. and Woodstock, and her husband, Roy Lehrer.
She is survived by her son, Eric M. Davis (Pamela Rauscher) of Montclair, N.J., her grandson, Jonathan Davis (Anna Gilpatrick) of Queens, great-granddaughter Audrey Rose, and many devoted cousins and friends.
Cecille was cremated Oct. 5, 2016, in Kingston and will be buried at the Woodstock Artist Cemetery at a date to be announced. A celebration of her life is planned for the spring.