In Memory of Elaine Brophy
Our friend and LPSA Board member, Elaine Brophy passed away last summer. We will miss her friendship and her contributions to LPSA.
Elaine and her late husband, Jere, met when they were both in the Symphony Band at the University of Michigan where Elaine was a Masters Degree student in music. Elaine and Jere spent their honeymoon at their camp on Lake Sacandaga in 1956. He introduced her, a “flatlander from Michigan” (her words), to the mountains where he had vacationed since birth. She soon came to love nature and hiking, camping, and boating in the Adirondacks. They raised three children there, all of whom, along with Jere, became 46-ers. Elaine was a 20+ -er. Elaine loved to have her five grandchildren come to Camp, where they enjoyed climbing the High Peaks, sailing, listening to the loons, and going down the Sacandaga outlet to see the wildlife.
Elaine taught in the public schools and had a private studio for saxophone and clarinet students for many years and enjoy playing with the Pretty Good Band in Speculator. She maintained musical proficiency throughout her life, preforming with major symphonies in the Cleveland area. She was also a talented vocalist.
When their three children were growing up she served as a Girl Scout leader. She was also active in the Ramapo Garden Club in Suffern, NY and enjoy participating in the Speculator/Lake Pleasant Garden Club and TWIGS.
LPSA is thankful to Elaine for representing our organization at a booth at the Farmer’s Market in Speculator each week for a number of years. She was a local expert on terrestrial invasive species. She spoke with area residents and visitors, and passed out literature to raise awareness of the threats of invasive species in our area. She was a lake shore monitor on Sacandaga, and also took part in the loon census.
Elaine was a gracious, smart and curious person who could light up a room with her smile. Her warm smile and the twinkle in her eye revealed that she loved life and loved being around other people.
LPSA News MAY 20th
In Memory of Elaine Brophy
Our friend and LPSA Board member, Elaine Brophy passed away last summer. Elaine volunteered her time to represent LPSA at the Farmers’ Market each week, helping to raise awareness of the threats of invasive species in our area. We will miss her friendship and her contributions to LPSA.Read More Read ALL
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