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Ellen Armstrong Kanarek, 69; Sister Of Cooperstown Pastor

Ellen Armstrong Kanarek, 69;

Sister Of Cooperstown Pastor

Ellen Armstrong Kanarek

Ellen Armstrong Kanarek, 69, of Princeton, N.J., sister of the Rev. Elsie Rhodes, Cooperstown’s First Presbyterian Church pastor, died from complications of pneumonia on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, 2018, at Princeton Medical Center.

Ellen was born in Princeton on March 24, 1949, and was a longtime resident. She was a 1966 graduate of Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, where she excelled academically, teaching herself Greek as an independent study, and was a leader in the highly regarded GFS traveling choir. During her years in Philadelphia, she was an active participant in the youth group at her father’s church, the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church.

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