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Obituary: Mary A. Otruba

Mary A. Otruba, beloved wife of the late Jerry, mother of Danita, Elizabeth, Terrie and Jerry Jr., grandmother of 10 (Brittney, James, Jennifer, Julia, Carter, Caroline, Christopher, Jack, Anna and Christopher), sister to Joseph Cipko, and daughter to Paul and Jenny Cipko, passed away on Jan. 3, 2012 at the age of 76. Mary was born in New York City and lived in Thomaston, Great Neck, for more than 50 years. For the past five years, Mary had suffered from memory loss and cognitive impairment due to dementia. Prior to this, she led her life with vigor, determination, intellectual curiosity and learning, hard work, charity and devotion to family, friends and God. She was very active in the Great Neck community and with the St. Aloysius Church. She will be missed and always remembered by those who loved her. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association on Mary’s Tribute Page at this link -http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pxfid= 32992&fr_id=1060&pg=fund.