Deborah Lisacchi

Deborah Lisacchi (Althouse)

July 31st, 1950 - August 24th, 2020
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Deborah Kay Lisacchi, 70, of Jay, NY, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous two year battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, August 24, 2020 with her loving family at her side.

Deb was born in Palmerton, PA, the daughter of Wayne Sr. and Esther Althouse. She worked most of her life as a medical transcriptionist, 25 years of that with Montclair Radiology in Montclair, NJ.

Preceding her in death are her parents and her younger brother Wayne.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband of 50 years, Leonard; and one son, Leonard and his wife Kristen; and two beautiful grandkids, Nate and Analeigh; her brother, David; and, her Aunt Sharon.

Deb will be remembered for her love of fly fishing for trout in the streams of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and 25 years fishing the Madison River in Montana.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank everyone at High Peaks Hospice who assisted in her care; as well as the staff at the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center and the staff at Adirondack Health in Peru, with a special thanks to Nurse Practitioner Bridget Molloy.

Graveside Services will be held in the Spring, with interment at Haselton Cemetery, Wilmington, NY.

Services were entrusted to Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, NY.
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    Haselton Cemetery
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    Wilmington, NY
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Services will be held Spring 2021


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Jean Snow

Posted at 10:32pm
I met Debbie, when she joined Jems at the Amos and julia Ward Theater. She andLen joined our group and deb went on to head the Winter concerts and get all our music for the coffee house series and she did a wonderful job until she got sick and had to give it up. I loved going to visit with her when she had her grandchildren there with her. She was never to sick to take care of them and she was so good with them they loved her so much. We will forever miss you Deb, May you Rest In Peace. Jean and John Snow

Marlene Matyskiel

Posted at 10:21am
I met Debbie many years ago while she worked at Montclair Radiology. We remained friends through the years and spoke often on the phone. She was a remarkable person. We talked about our families and mutual friends. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone or anything. She would tell me how she enjoyed her fishing trips with her husband, Len, and he would take such good care of her. She loved visits from her son, his wife, and of course seeing the grandkids. She would send me pictures and was so proud of them.

The last few months were incredibly difficult for her I am sure, but she never ever complained or felt sorry for herself. She was always concerned about others. I admired her courage. I will miss her very much!


Steve Melillo

Posted at 08:12pm
Deb was special. It was a privilege to know her. A much better person than I could ever hope to be. Almost 50 years of friendship, and through all my volatility and missteps she was always kind. Always wise. Steady. I'm better for having known her and I'm grateful she put up with me, so I could be with my best friend Len, for all these years. Thank you Deb, for letting me be part of your family. There aren't many like you and the world is a lesser place without you. We could use your kindness and understanding more than ever. Much love to you and Len and Len Jr. and Kristen and the grand babies. You will be missed.

Posted at 06:20pm
Len- I'm so very sorry to read this news. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your family
Debbie Potter

Marlene Matyskiel

Posted at 05:15pm
I have been asked to forward this to Len and his family and friends. These are the words of former CEO, Bill Ditosto of Montclair Radiology upon hearing of Debbie's passing:

"Really sad.
Besides being a great person and transcriptionist, Debbie started our tradition of giving to children at Christmas time.
I think it was 1984 when she contacted DYFS to get a list of children who needed something at Christmas.
A blanket, a coat or maybe just a pillow to lay their head on at night.
Sometimes for themselves or sometimes just for a little sister or brother while not asking for anything for themselves.
I think sometime around 1994, we received an award from DYFS for the large number of gifts we had contributed over the decade of helping these kids.
This was Debbie and what started as a small effort (we were quite small back then) blossomed into an integral part of making Montclair Radiology the giving organization it is today.
Debbie, if my thoughts can go out to you, thank you!
This is always how I will remember you."



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