Dr. Ann M Carpenter Passes

Carpenter, Ann M., D.C. (nee) Gowdy age 76 formerly of Suffern, NY died Sunday, February 27, 2011. Devoted mother of Karen M. Carpenter. Dear sister of Bettina Pearce, her husband Karl, and the late James Gowdy. Loving aunt of Janine Karabas, Valerie Powell, and Camille Rance. Her memory will continue to be cherished by her many loving family members and friends. Ann was a dedicated and faithful member of the Baha’i faith for over 45 years. As a professional, Ann began her career as a Chiropractor in the early 1980’s and continued until her retirement in 2008 from her practice at Beacon Chiropractic in Beacon, NY. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from The New York Chiropractic College, where she received the D.D. Palmer Memorial Award for Meritorious Achievement.  She continued her distinguished career as a Chiropractor as a Fellow, American College of Chiropractors, and Consultant to the National Board of Chiropractors.  Prior to that she flourished in her first love of teaching at Haaren High School and also at Harlem Preparatory School, a school which she co-founded. At Harlem Prep, the nation's first alternative school, she supervised 600 students, 25 teachers and 15 teacher aides.She received her Masters from City College. Family and friends are invited to attend a service on Friday beginning at 11AM at the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

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Friday, March 4
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Volk Leber Funeral Home
789 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ  07666

Interment immediately following the service at George Washington Memorial Cemetery, Paramus, NJ

Memorial service planned for Saturday, April 2 at the Baha'i Cabin in Teaneck.  (More details will follow for the memorial service.)


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