Elizabeth S. "Libby" Michel, a 73 year resident of Highland Falls, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. Daughter of the late Edward A. and Rachel Anderson Sutherland, she was born January 23, 1916 in Brooklyn, NY. Libby is the widow of August Michel.
Libby was a Registered Nurse with Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall, NY. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Highland Falls, and a current parishioner of United Methodist Church of The Highlands. She was a former employee for F. Michel & Sons Florist, Highland Falls, NY.
Survivors include her daughter Elizabeth C. Michel-Cleeve of Bradenton, FL., 6 grandchildren, David A. Way, Eric E. Way and Stuart Way all of Durango, CO, Matthew O. Michel-Cleeve of Lenox, MA, Rachel W. Sherman of Aspen, CO, Jacqueline Bufkin of Atlanta, GA and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Libby was predeceased by her daughter Margaret M. Way.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at United Methodist Church of The Highlands, 341 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY with Pastor Scharlise Dorsey officiating. Interment will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Highland Falls, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.