Sally Lusk

Obituary of Sally Lusk

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In loving memory of Sally Nathan Lusk who passed away peacefully on March 11, 2021 in Rockville, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband Graham Lusk who passed away in 2014 and by her sister Genie Nathan Stone who died in 1963. Sally is survived by her children Jonathan and Mary and their spouses Susan and Eric and her grandchildren, Will, Kate, Ella, and Minna. Sally was born in Albany, NY on May 18, 1938, the daughter of Eugene Jacob Nathan and Minna Barnet Nathan. She lived in numerous places through the years including Glens Falls, NY, Cambridge, MA, Rockport, MA, Deephaven and Minnetonka, MN, St. Louis, MO, and Omaha, NE, before moving to Rockville, MD to be closer to her children. Sally loved art, opera, dogs of all kinds (especially wire-haired dachshunds – although she never owned one) and pink flamingos. Sally worked as a volunteer docent in nearly every community in which she lived including the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE. Sally led hundreds of museum tours and found great joy in capturing the imagination of children on her tours. Sally shared a love of opera with Graham and they were both active volunteers with Opera Omaha. Sally traveled the world with Graham and her friends and colleagues at the Joslyn Art Museum. She was an excellent chef and gracious hostess, frequently filling the room with friends wherever she was living. Sally was accomplished at needlepoint and her work continues to represent her passion and talent in many households along the East Coast and across the Midwest. Sally delighted in spending time with her children and grandchildren and prided herself in being part of the Nathan and Barnett clans based in Albany, NY. She particularly loved gathering her family around her for vacations along the rocky coast of Maine. She maintained many meaningful friendships over the years and enriched so many lives through her kindness and humor; she will be dearly missed. A Graveside Committal Service will be held May 22, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk, CT where Sally will rest in peace beside Graham. In lieu of flowers, the Jocelyn Art museum would welcome donations in Sally's memory. Donations can be sent to: (Joslyn At Museum – Attn: Memorial Gift, 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102, or they can be through the Joslyn's website: https://www.joslyn.org/support/donate-ways-to-give/tribute-gifts/
A Memorial Tree was planted for Sally
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Riverside Cemetery
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