Anne Reuter, 62, network analyst, found joy in felines
ALBANY—Anne E. Reuter of Canaan, died peacefully September 9, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
She was born October 13, 1948 in New York City, to the late Hazel A. Lambert and Alvin F. Reuter.
She obtained her undergraduate degree from Scripps College, a masters of library science degree from Simmons College and a master’s of information systems from Syracuse University. She had a long-standing career as a network analyst and engineer within the banking industry.
She is survived by her loving family of friends: Victoria Nevins and children Maeve Nevins, Raven Henin and Liam Nevins; Lionel Sharp, John Sharp and sons Daniel, Ryan and Steven Sharp; Patrick and Kathryn Piper and daughter Elizabeth Sharp; Jon Oleksak, Ron Carbone, Ellen Namer, Roberta White and many others.
Her greatest joys were her feline friends—Daisy, Rigel, Grace, Luci, Celeste and Smokey. She was well-known in the local animal rescue community for helping to provide loving homes for cats that needed a second chance. Her love of science fiction inspired her to write a novel. Her fascination with architecture, astronomy and politics guided many of her world travel adventures.
Ms. Reuter never stopped pursuing knowledge and constantly upgraded her IT skills. This dedicated diarist was a life-long scholar of all things historical. She took special interest in the studies of English monarchies, Shaker history and ancient gravestones to name a few.
Ms. Reuter was a self-reliant, candid and hardworking woman whose love and dedication to her family of friends and animals was unconditional.
In Ms. Reuter’s words: “I often said when looking at a gravestone that it is the dash between the birth and death date that encompasses a person’s life-the joys, the sorrows, the passions, grace and beauty—all represented by a simple line.”
A graveside memorial service is set for Saturday, October 1, 1 p.m. at the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, followed by a gathering to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA http://cghs.org/donate/ in memory of Anne Reuter.
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