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Rebecca Marko of Lake Worth, FL, formerly of Kerhonkson, NY passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was 96 years old.
Rebecca was born on November 20, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY; she was the daughter of Benjamin and Fanny Skolnick.
On August 16, 1946 Rebecca married Arnold Marko in New York City. They moved to Kerhonkson in 1971 where they started Arnold Marko Meats. Rebecca helped with the day-to-day operations of the family business until Arnold’s death in 1983. She eventually retired to Lake Worth, FL where she remained for 22 years. While there she learned counted cross stitching. This became a relaxing pastime for her which grew into a great passion.
Rebecca is survived by her children, Brad Marko of Lake Worth, FL, Mindy Gempel of Boynton Beach, FL and Monica Marko of Kerhonkson, NY; four grandchildren, Erica DeWitt of Kerhonkson, Travis Gempel of Greenacres, FL, Ashley Scuteri of Lake Worth, FL and Jeremy Gempel of West Palm Beach, FL and her great granddaughter Sofia Elizabeth Scuteri.
The family will be receiving friends at 12: 00 noon on Monday, February 12th with a funeral service beginning at 1:00PM at Humiston Funeral Home Inc., 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson, NY. Burial will follow in the Kerhonkson Synagogue Cemetery, Boice Mill, Rd., Kerhonkson. All are welcome.
In memory of Rebecca contributions may be made to your local Hospice.