COOPERSTOWN — Hana Rauscher, a resident of the Village of Cooperstown, died Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013, at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Little Falls. She was 97.
Born Dec. 6, 1915, in Kraslava, Latvia, she was a daughter of Leon and Masha Leizerach, who were victims of the Holocaust.
Raised in Latvia, she studied in Italy, where she graduated from The University of Bologna. She later moved to England where she was employed as a financial controller in Richmond at the family hotels. She had a lifelong commitment to community service and was a member of the Royal Women's Voluntary Service (WRVS).
After moving to Cooperstown she was active as a volunteer for Bassett Healthcare and was an avid Bridge player.
Hana is survived by one son, Andrew Rauscher, MD and his wife, Jocelyn, of Richfield Springs; one daughter, Marya Parker of England; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Pilarin, Jemma, Daniel and Annabel; and seven great-grandchildren, Matthew, Alex, Laura, Liam, Maeve, Emily and Brendan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Albert Dale Rauscher; and her sister, Sonia.
For those who so desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.