Elsie Magill Zellner, 90, of Lake Placid died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at her residence.
Born March 24, 1924 in Belfast, Northern Ireland to Edna and David Magill, she moved to Lake Placid in 1988 from Oneida, N.Y. She attended Syracuse University. For 43 years, from 1945 to 1988 she worked with her husband, Carleton Martin Zellner, DVM, at the Zellner Animal Hospital in Oneida, N.Y. She was a member of the Lake Placid Woman’s Club, Highlands County Audubon Society, Placid Lakes Country Club and St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church where she was an active member. Mrs. Zellner was an avid reader who appreciated nature and beauty. She enjoyed a golf, bowling, playing bridge, Progress Club, and boating and beach activities. Her favorite activity was spending time with family and friends.
She was generous to Syracuse University, Cornell University, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Salvation Army.
Mrs. Zellner was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carleton, in 2003 after 58 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Diane Zellner of Rome, N.Y; son, Eric Gordon Bryan Zellner, MD, (Paula), of Fayetteville, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C; and two granddaughters.
A Funeral-Holy Eucharist service to celebrate Mrs. Zellner’s life was at 11 a.m. Monday July 14 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid with Rev. Elizabeth Nelson officiating. Interment with her mother, father, and husband will be at 11 a.m. Saturday July 19 at the Glenwood Cemetery in Oneida, N.Y. after calling hours Friday evening at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.