Mary Lucetta Kirsty “MaryLu”, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Wesley Heath Care Center in Saratoga Springs, NY with her family at her side.
She was born on January 2, 1929, in Youngstown Ohio, the daughter of the late Glen R. Perkins and Evelyn Fairbanks Perkins.
MaryLu graduated from The Chicago Musical Collage where she earned a Piano Performance Degree, under Rudolf Ganz. She then went on a three-year church mission teaching piano at The American College for Girls, in Cairo, Egypt.
MaryLu was a lifelong pianist/collaborator, avid concert goer, and church organist most recently at the United Church of Christ, Elizabethtown, NY. She loved her years living in the Adirondacks, with deep friendships, and loving family visits.
MaryLu is survived by her loving sons; Charles Jr. Kirsty (Amy), Jeff Kirsty (Gina); sister, Evelyn Oglesbee; and much adored grandsons, Steven, Michael, Robert Kirsty and many friends who will miss her gracious spirit and smile.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Charles Kirsty; brothers, Robert Perkins and Ray Perkins, and sister, Jeanette Powell.
A graveside celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, NY.
A reception for family and friends will be held following the graveside service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of MaryLu Kirsty to the United Church of Christ, Music Ministry, 7580 Court St., Elizabethtown, NY 12932.
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