Elizabeth Bump Indick
Newark- Elizabeth Indick, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday (January 30, 2014) after a brief illness.
Friends may call from 4-8 PM on Wednesday (Feb 5th) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday (February 6th) at 3 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church, 54 West Main Street, Sodus.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Wayne County Humane Society or Victims Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.
Mrs Indick was born on March 25, 1943 in Springville, New York the daughter of the late George and Lorna Woodruff Bump.
Liz was very well known in the Wayne County Community. She was active in many organizations and causes throughout her life and was very inspirational to many people. She worked at Finger Lakes DDSO until her retirement in 1998. She worked as an Certified Occupational Therapist Assisant but was best known for helping to start and lead the Public Employees Federation (PEF). During her years at FLDDSO, Liz was instrumental in starting the movement to advocate and help battered women in Wayne County. She trained peer counselors to work with this population.
Liz was a long and very loyal friend of Bill W. She worked as a Certified Addiction Counselor at Otte Hall and FLACRA. Advocating and helping people in the community of Wayne County was a driving passion for Liz.
Another way Liz spent her life trying to help Wayne County citizens who were in need, was her work with the Wayne County Democratic Party. She served as the Secretary to the Wayne County Democratic Comittee and Chairperson of the Arcadia Democratic Committee. Through her tireless effort, she energized the causes of equality and a decent life of hope for everyone.
Everyone who knew and loved Liz knew her to not simply join a group but to lead the cause with her quiet wisdom and persistence. She had a way of inspiring and organizing those around her. Many of us thought of her as a hero in many causes to help those who have trouble helping themselves. She never took her work lightly and never seemed tire or become discouraged. Those of us who knew were privileged to do so. We will miss her greatly but never forget what she taught us.
She is survived by her son Peter Andrew (Laurie) Indick of Syracuse; her life partner John Chamberlain, her brothers George (Elie) Bump of Lyons and Peter (Cathy) Bump of Sodus and many extended family members.