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1956 Maureen 2010

Maureen "Tody" Kouwe

February 17, 1956 — January 31, 2010


Maureen “Tody” Kouwe

Rochester/Newark –Maureen “Tody” Kouwe, 53, died suddenly on Sunday (January 31, 2010 while on a ski vacation with family and friends in Beaver Creek, Colorado. 

A celebration of Maureen’s life will be held on  Saturday (February 27, 2010) from 3-6 PM at Burnham’s Canalside Restaurant 125 North Main St, Newark, New York.

          Memorials in her name may be made to an animal rescue program of your choice or please consider planting a tree to beautify the earth she loved so much.         

          Miss Kouwe was born in Newark on February 17, 1956, the daughter of Peter and Marilyn “Griff” Kouwe.  She was a graduate of Newark High School class of 1974.  She also graduated from SUNY Buffalo and R.I.T.  Tody was the Pre-Press Manager at Hammer Packaging in Henrietta.  She enjoyed traveling. Tody loved the outdoors and spent much time gardening, biking, skiing, and swimming, always with her faithful companion, Rio, by her side.

          Maureen is survived by her brother Richard (Jeannie) of Tampa, Fl., her sister Marcia (Larry) Brown of Newark and very special nieces and nephews Holly (David) Kassan of Brooklyn, NY, Christopher Brown of Victor, NY, Zachery Kouwe of Brooklyn, NY, Andrew Kouwe of Jacksonville Fl., Robert and Jack Kouwe of Tampa, a great nephew Lucas Kassan,  and many friends.  She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Marilyn (Griff) Kouwe and a brother Robert Kouwe.

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