Dorothy Irene (Lovell) Cogsdill, 99, of Watkins Glen, died on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility after a life well lived. She was born in Watkins Glen on August 20, 1921, the daughter of the late Oliver and Ida (Paige) Lovell. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School and from the Elmira Business Institute.
Dorothy was secretary in the Watkins Glen Central School guidance department for 20 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen where she served as secretary-treasurer, and was a member of the altar guild. Dorothy was a member of the 49ers bowling team at Johnny's Lanes in Watkins Glen, and a longtime member of Ladies Home Bureau.
She was predeceased by her husband, C. Ned Cogsdill in 1990, sister, Elizabeth Roberts in 1995, daughter, Nedra Morse in 2010, son, Timothy Cogsdill in 1982, and by her granddaughter, Rebecca Mofett in 2020.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Zigas and Helen (Kelly) Cogsdill; nine grandchildren, M. Jason, Marcus, Nathaniel, Christopher, Noah, Daniel, Matthew, D. Renee and Michael; ten great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah, Amanda, David, Vincenzo, Misha, Ivan, Alyssa, Sydnee and Kaela; four great great grandchildren; and by four nieces and nephews, Paul and Caroline, Jill and James.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 112 6th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 for the bell tower fund or food pantry, or to the Schuyler County Police Benevolent Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
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