---- — HAGUE — Cora Marie Marek, 87, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Heritage Commons Residential Healthcare, Ticonderoga. Born Jan. 25, 1926, in Lewis, she was the daughter of the late Ward E. and Mary Jane (Allen) Clarke Sr.
Cora was a graduate of Crown Point High School. In her early years, she was employed by Gunnison's Orchard, Crown Point. She was then employed by Grand Union in Ticonderoga for 39 years, starting as a cashier and later becoming Bookkeeper.
Mrs. Marek was a member and former Grand Matron of Fort Ticonderoga Chapter #263, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.).
Survivors include her husband, Gordon J. "Sonny" Marek; two daughters, Linda Joiner of Ticonderoga and Connie Hartley of South Carolina; one brother, Ward E. Clarke Jr. of Arizona; three grandchildren, Lisa Livecy, Christopher Hartley and Jason Joiner; four stepchildren, Gary Marek, Darlene Ball, Gordon J. Marek Jr., and Trisha Vowles; several other grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga. A funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Mr. Elliott A. Shaw will officiate. Interment will follow at the family plot at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Ticonderoga.
Donations in Cora's memory may be made to St. Mary's School, 64 Amherst Avenue, Ticonderoga, New York 12883.