Dorothy (Dot) Langseder
We mourn the loss of our friends, neighbors and relatives who have passed. Our memories of life at the Lake are entertwined with our memories of those who shared their lives with us here.
Dorothy L. Langseder, born 29 October 1928 in Hoboken, NJ, the only daughter of the late Edward P. Zelkosky and Celia Moshier Zelkosky, died peacefully in her home with her children by her side, on Monday, 5 March 2018.
In 2003, Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Carl whom she married in 1951. Dorothy attended NYU and CCNY in NYC, and was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking & Leadership Training. She worked for Conde' Naste Publications in NYC and later became Associate Editor of Thomas J. Lipton Inc.'s company publication in Hoboken, NJ.
A nationally recognized artist, Dorothy taught and demonstrated oil painting for 25 years. A resident of Yankee Lake since 1978, she served as President and then Executive Director of the Catskill Art Society - Sullivan County's oldest art organization - from 1980-1990 in the Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, NY. Her paintings have been reproduced on two book covers and in magazines such as The Conservationist, Hudson Valley Magazine, Catskill Life, and North Light.
She is survived by her four loving children: Lisa Coney and her husband Edward of Rock Hill, NY; Neal Langseder and his wife Eileen of New Canaan, CT; Jay Langseder of Santa Ana, CA; and Dean Langseder and his wife Debi of Highland, NY; five grandchildren – Daria Coney, Jaclyn & James Langseder, and Tori & Alexa Langseder; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Burial was at the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Church of Wurtsboro, P.O. Box 487, Wurtsboro, NY 12790.
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