Departed on May 8, 2021, in Palm Bay, Florida
Marjorie Gehrig, age 100, of Melbourne Beach, Florida, passed away on May 8, 2021, at the William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay.
Marjorie was born on June 15, 1920, and was the daughter of Charles Darcy and Viola Darcy of Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Hempstead High School in Long Island, New York, she went on to Prospect Heights Nursing School where she became an RN. Later she went to Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA where she trained and was certified as a nurse anesthetist. Marjorie had the distinction of being one of the first women nurse anesthetist in the United States. After forty-five years of practicing as a nurse, she retired and moved to Florida in 1989. She enjoyed travelling, golf, gardening, painting, volunteering in the Holy Trinity Thrift Shop and spending time with her family.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Sheila Poole, her grandson, Stephen Poole and her great-grandson, Silas Poole. She is also survived by two nieces Paula Samprini of Portsmouth, NH and Barbara Koch of Flanders, New Jersey. Special mention should be made of her beloved cat Molly, who was her companion until her death. Marjorie was a member of the Melbourne Beach Community Chapel.
The family would like to thank her friends, neighbors, volunteer fire and police departments and the loving and supporting members of the Melbourne Beach Community Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Melbourne Beach Community Chapel.