An­dora Quinby

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dents to swim. She had a knack for help­ing peo­ple over­come their fear of the wa­ter. She was a pi­o­neer in­struc­tor of Wa­terba­bies in the 1960s, a con­tro­ver­sial teach­ing strat­egy at that time.

An­dora served as a role model for count­less peo­ple of all ages, prov­ing that there is no such thing as be­ing too old to live your dreams. Her love of life­long learn­ing in­spired her to re­ceive her as­so­ciate’s de­gree in hu­man ser­vices from Mont­gomery County Community Col­lege in 1991, fol­lowed by the mas­ter of hu­man ser­vices de­gree from Lin­coln rniver­sity, and the post-graduDWH DGYDQFHG FHUWL­fiFDWH in geron­tol­ogy in 1995, at the age of 78. She was a life­long mem­ber of the Al­pha Gamma Delta soror­ity and Phi Beta Kappa. She re­ceived an hon­orary doc­tor­ate de­gree from the Jame­son Col­lege branch of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay rniver­sity in 2009.

At age 79, An­dora dis­cov­ered ex­treme joy and chal­lenge in strength train­ing and quickly en­tered the com­pet­i­tive cir­cuit. By DJH 89, WKURuJK fiHUFH DQG de­ter­mined dis­ci­pline, she be­came the na­tional cham­pion in her age group in the con­ven­tional and trap dead lift. For this amaz­ing ac­com­plish­ment, she was fea­tured on CNN news, and re­ceived a “Sil­ver Star” award from the Sil­ver Planet, a web-based elder care ser­vices com­pany. Thanks to her com­mit­ted coaches as­so­ci­ated with the North Penn vMCA’s LaCrest Cen­ter, and her ded­i­cated care­giver, Caromea Batista, she con­tin­ued to work out reg­u­larly un­til just one month be­fore her death.

She is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Rose­mary Bump (For­rest) of For­est Grove, Ore.; and seven chil­dren, James Lloyd nuinby (Roi Crouch) of Ashland, Ore., Ran­dolph Carter nuinby ( Ma­ri­etta) of Sellersville, Pa., Wil­liam Alan nuinby (Mona) of Reno, Nev., Pre­sila nuinby (Bil Leon­hart) of Ashland, Ore., An­dora nuinby Camp­bell of Ambler, Pa., Rose­mary Katherine nuinby (Mark Cates) of Seattle, Wash., and Caro­line nuinby Rush (Randy) of Boul­der, Colo. Her bright and en­er­getic spirit also lives on through many grand­chil­dren, great-grand­chil­dren, nieces, and neph­ews.

Dear Mom, sis­ter, aunt and friend we love you so. Though we now long for your pres­ence just for one more mo­ment, we will surely heal in the mem­ory of your sweet­ness, in­spi­ra­tion and light. vour life em­bod­ied your fa­vorite bib­li­cal quote from Luke 12: 48: “For unto whom­so­ever much is given, of him shall be much re­quired.”

Rel­a­tives and friends may call be­tween 6 and 8 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 2, 2012, at Huff & Lak­jer Funeral Home, 701 Der­s­tine Ave., Lans­dale. The funeral ser­vice will be held 10 a.m. Satur­day, Nov. 3, at St. Dun­stan’s Epis­co­pal Church, 750 Skip­pack Pike, Blue Bell. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Whitemarsh Memo­rial Park.

Do­na­tions in mem­ory of An­dora J. nuinby may be made to the North Penn vMCA, 608 E. Main St., Lans­dale, PA 19446.

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