Ce­cille C. Davis, 94, of New Paltz

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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