Born: July 22, 1910

Died: May 8, 1998

Married: Gustav Lussi

Children: Serge G. Lussi, Craig M. Lussi

Thelma MacDowell Lussi


Lake Placid News, May 15, 1998

Thelma M. Lussi

LAKE PLACID - Thelma M. Lussi, 87, a lifelong resident of the Adirondacks, died Friday, May 8, 1998 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake after a brief illness.

Born July 22, 1910 in Saranac Lake, she was the daughter of Winchester and Clara (Brown) Mac Dowell.

Mrs. Lussi lived in Saranac Lake until her marriage to Gustav Lussi in 1932, when they moved to Lake Placid. She spent most of her life assisting her late husband with the scheduling and bookkeeping of lessons for his 100s of famous skaters. She was also active in the Lake Placid Garden Club.

Survivors include two sons, Serge G. Lussi of Lake Placid and Craig M. Lussi of Chevy Chase, Md.; two sisters, Naoma Martin of the Neighborhood House, Keene Valley, and June Strack of Dublin, Ireland: one brother, Winchester MacDowell of Saranac Lake; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

There were no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. The Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.

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