Mary Radloff passed away on January 14, 2021 at the age of 95. She spent her final days surrounded by her children.
Mary was born on May 24, 1925 in Melrose Park, Il to Gus and Eunice (Eddings) Petroplus. She was married to the love of her life, Henry William Radloff, Jr. in 1947. They lived in Chicago, Il, Parkville, MO and relocated to Aurora, NY in 1966. He predeceased her in 1970.
Mary earned her BA in English from Elmhurst College and her MS in Reading from SUNY Cortland. She dedicated her professional career to teaching, specializing in reading, and retired from Union Springs Central School. Some of her proudest moments were seeing her students succeed.
She was active in the New York State Retired Teachers’ Association servings for many years in various officer roles with the Central Zone. She was a published author, contributing stories and poems to children’s magazines and early reading primers. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her children: Barbara Hansen (Steven), Ellen Radloff (James), and Eric Radloff (Julie), her grandchildren: Rebecca, Bailey (William), Samuel, and Joshua, and her great granddaughter Sierra.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the King Ferry Food Pantry, PO Box 242, King Ferry, NY 13081 or to the scholarship fund of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.brewfuneralhome.com
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King Ferry Food Pantry
P.O. Box 242, King Ferry NY 13081