PHOENIX, NY – Doris Marie Floch, 85, former Phoenix, NY, passed away on Wednesday August 10, 2016, at the Van Duyn Home, town of Onondaga after a recent admission.
Doris resided for several years at Buckley Landing, in North Syracuse.
The family would like to express our gratitude to the staff at Buckley Landing for their care given to our mother.
Doris had many fond memories of growing up in Brooklyn.
She loved going to the Brooklyn Dodger games with her father, William Burkle.
She enrolled into college at Oswego State College, where she met her future husband Henri, who also was from Brooklyn.
After she graduated from college it was off to California with her girlfriends, but later returned and married Henri in 1954.
They raised three daughters, and a number of pets with a special fondness for Missy, Ruby, Allie, Cupcake and Wiley.
Mom was an elementary school teacher at Phoenix Central Schools.
Later she was a saleswoman for Sears and Roebuck Co.
Doris was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for more than 30 years.
She like to play Bridge with her long-time friends, Rita, Joann, and Ellie.
As a mom, she sewed many Halloween costumes, baked the best gingerbread cookies for Christmas.
Mom encouraged her daughters to follow their dreams.
Mom and dad would pack up the car and trailer for month long adventures to Canada, Maine and take a visit with grandparents in Massachusetts.
During their retirement years, they ventured off to Hawaii, Florida and Arizona.
But Lake Ontario was where you’d find them most summers reading and napping, walking along the beach and watching sunsets over the lake at day’s end.
Doris was predeceased by her parents, Aagot (Tonneson) and William Burkle; her husband, of 58 years, Henri, July 3, 2012; her sisters, Edith and Margot.
Surviving are her daughters, Barbara (Bonnie), Nancy (Sheila) and Margot (Greg); grandchild, Andrew (Christina); great-grandchildren, Henry and Jillian; cousin, Leonard; niece and nephews, Joanne, Dean and Jay.
Calling hours will only be Monday, August 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.
Contributions in Doris’s memory to: Humane Association of CNY, 4915 1/2 West Taft Road, Liverpool, NY 13088.