Alice Cameron
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Tuesday
9
July

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Joseph W Sorce Funeral Home Inc
728 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, New York, United States
(845) 358-4433
Visitation
Wednesday
10
July

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Joseph W Sorce Funeral Home Inc
728 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, New York, United States
(845) 358-4433
Funeral Service
Wednesday
10
July

Burial

11:30 am
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Oak Hill Cemetery
140 N. Highland Ave (Rte. 9W)
Nyack, New York, United States
(914) 963-1077
Burial

Obituary of Alice Joan Cameron

Alice Joan Cameron, 87, died Tuesday afternoon, July 2nd, ten days shy of her 88th birthday, following​ a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.  She leaves her two sons,​ John and Dave, daughter-law Hope Elliot-Cameron, and grandson Drew,​ as well as nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.​

​Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1931 to Herb and Alice Kelsey, she was raised ​ in and around New York City and the New Jersey shore. She put herself​ through college at the State University of New York at New Paltz,​ earning a teaching degree in 1952.  When she got a job teaching ​elementary school in West Nyack, she found a room to​ rent at the Cameron household on Old Mill Road, where she met the​ young man of the house, Alan Cameron, also recently out of college.​ They were married in 1955.  ​

​After their first child was born, they bought a house on Duryea Place​ in Nyack in 1963, where Mrs. Cameron would live out the rest of her​ life-- some 56 years.​

​A year after their second child was born, Alan passed away at the age ​of 36, leaving Alice to face life on her own.  She took several years​ to raise her sons, and returned to teaching full-time for the Nyack​ School District in the late '70s.  She taught at the Valley Cottage​ Elementary School until she retired at the age of 70, in 2001.​

​She was a beloved teacher to many generations of students and parents​ at both West Nyack and Valley Cottage Elementary Schools, and devoted ​her life to children-- her own two, and the many hundreds who passed ​through her classrooms over the years.​

​Although she was able to overcome three different bouts with cancer​ later in life, her battle with Alzheimer's proved insurmountable.​ Thanks to the efforts of family and very diligent home health aides,​ Alice was able to live out her life in the comfort of her own​home.  ​

​There will be a viewing at the Sorce Funeral Home at 728 West Nyack​ Road, West Nyack, NY from 4pm until 8pm, on Tuesday July 9th, and ​a funeral ceremony at 10am the following morning at the same location,​ followed by a graveside service and burial at Oak Hill Cemetery​ in Nyack.​

​In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in her memory to​ the American Alzheimer's Association, at act.alz.org/donate​

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