Agnes Millis Zercoe
Agnes Millis Zercoe, of 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2013, at The Gatehouse.
She was born in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of Helen and James Sickles. She studied music at Emma Willard Conservatory, Troy, N.Y. Her instructor in piano was Stuart Ross, accompianist for singers Rosa Ponselle and Richard Crooks. For four years she was a private organ student of Dr. Charlotte Garden, composer and recitalist. Dr. Garden was a protegeof Clarence Dickinson and a student of Louis Vierne in Paris. She was a co-designer of the organ at Lincoln Center with Virgil Fox.
At Guilmant Organ School, New York City, Millis-Zercoe studied choir training with faculty members Norman Coke Jephcott, organist and choir master at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Willard Irving Nevins, organist and choir director of the First Presbyterian Church, New York City. She served churches in New York State and New Jersey as organist/choir director.
A graduate of the New York School of Interior Design, she was Manager of Interior Design for six Huffman-Koos home furnishings stores in New Jersey. She was a member of the design staff of the former J.P. and M. Sullivan, this city, and at Interiors 2000, Lancaster. She retired from Timeless Interiors, Williamsport.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Zercoe, Williamsport; a son, Stephen Millis, of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Her pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Wagner-Pizza will officiate. Sanders Mortuary is handling the arrangements. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be contributed to Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.