Penny Markowitz-Moses

March 30, 1951 - January 21, 2019

Family and friends will receive friends on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:00 am at Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
A service will follow at Dorsey at 12:00 noon.
The interment will follow, beside her beloved Al at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla.
Penny loved animals and respected military veterans, donations in Penny’s memory to help animals or veterans in any way are appreciated.

Penny Markowitz-Moses
March 30, 1951 - January 21, 2019
Penny Markowitz-Moses, 67, of Ossining, NY and Hampden, ME, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Ross Manor in Bangor, Maine, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 30, 1951, in Ossining, NY, the daughter of Sidney Markowitz and Hazel (Cooperburg) Markowitz.
Penny graduated Ossining High School, class of 1969, and went on to get her associate’s degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.  During her school years she worked with her parents at their store in Ossining — Markowitz Men’s and Boys’ Wear. After graduation from FIT, she worked in Manhattan’s garment district in the marketing department for Lerners Clothing and then as a buyer for Mohawk Button.  When she retired from her career in the garment industry in the late 90s, Penny worked at her friends’ wine and liquor stores in Katonah and Croton, NY.  She also worked from home selling Wusthof cutlery on EBay. Penny loved her hometown and was a Village Trustee and Deputy Mayor for several years between 1990 and 2002, as well as a Planning Board member.  When she moved to Maine in 2014, she joined the Zoning Board in her new town of Hampden and was on the board of her condominium complex.
In addition to her parents, Penny is predeceased by the love of her life, her husband Al Moses, and by her very special friend, Isabel Tomlinson.
Penny’s personality attracted everyone she met.  She liked to be crusty on the outside, but she was warm and soft on the inside.  Her sense of humor was undeniable, her wit was unparalleled, and her kindness and generosity were without limits.
Penny is cherished and her memory will live on in her loving family — her stepmother, Freddie Markowitz of New York City,  her stepsisters Deirdre Fishel,  Allegra Fishel and her husband Peter Rich of Brooklyn, NY, her nieces Lucia and Maeve Fishel, and Mariel Fishel-Rich, all of Brooklyn; Her stepdaughter Diane (Moses) Lieberman, stepdaughter Nancy (Moses) Kanter and husband Gary, stepson Howard Moses and daughter-in-law Barbara Moses, grandchildren Gregory Lieberman, Florence (Lieberman) Pinto and husband Michael Pinto, Daniel Lieberman and wife Maya, Erica (Moses) Cooke and husband Evan, Stephanie Moses, Jaclyn Moses, Alexander Coleman and his partner Christin Gibbs, as well as four great grandchildren, and her special “Cuzzin” and lifelong friend Susan (White) Currie of Winterport, Maine.
Family and friends will receive friends on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:00 am at Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
A service will follow at Dorsey at 12:00 noon.
The interment will follow, beside her beloved Al at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla.
Penny loved animals and respected military veterans, donations in Penny’s memory to help animals or veterans in any way are appreciated.

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