Olive Ruth Gorr

Died: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

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Olive “Ollie” Ruth Theresa VanWagner Gorr, 86, of Staatsburg, NY went home to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 21, 2018 at The Baptist Home at Brookmeade surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born on June 19, 1931 in Middletown, NY she was the daughter of the late Edward VanWagner and Ruby Ann Munn. 

  On April 8, 1950 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middletown, NY she married Gerard Robert Gorr, who predeceased her in October of 1994.  Together they lived in Goshen, NY and later moved to Poughkeepsie, NY.  There, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and making clothes for her children.  Other interests included knitting, hiking, bicycling, bowling and dancing.  She learned ballet, tap and ballroom dancing.  She was a CCD teacher and Eucharist Minister at Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park, NY and St. Stanislaus in Pleasant Valley. She was a member of the Legion of Mary and Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Little River, SC., a Girl Scout leader for 15 years, an AARP Employment Counselor for Dutchess County for 7 Years as well as the secretary for AARP Chapter #5270 in Little River and North Myrtle Beach, SC for 5 years. 

  Ollie was a Real Estate Broker since 1957.  She owned and operated Ollie R. Gorr Reality, she was an appraiser, national exchange broker and she also owned EVW Corp.  She was president for the 7 Counties of Commercial Brokers for 2 years, 

  Ollie is survived by her children; Mary Treadwell, Lori Gorr, Cindy Knapp, Darlene Johnson and Collette Misa; grandchildren Charity Allen, Leanne Starzyk, Lindsay Ruger and Rachael Knapp; 4 great grandsons and 5 great granddaughters.  Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her son Clyde Gerard Gorr in 1999, who was a US Marine and served in the Vietnam War.

  Per Ollie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10am on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park, NY with Father Morris officiating.  Burial to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, Inc.  39 So. Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the VA Hudson Valley, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590, Attn: Voluntary Service for Food Pantry. To send online condolences please visit our website at www.darrowfuneralhome.org

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Lynn Simmons
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Olie, I knew her as a fellow Realtor from the past and have old fond memories. Again my sincere Sympathy.

Lynn Simmons

Josephine Gneco-Variano
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Ollie was a wonderful, funny, beautiful and smart person that I had the pleasure to know and love.. I will always remember Ollie, my dear friend and her funny jokes. She suffered for a long time and finally in peace. My condolence to her daughters. She will be miss.

Fr. Douglas Crawford, Church of the Good Shepherd
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
To the family of Mrs. Olive Gore
Requiescat in pace.
--Fr. Crawford

   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.