Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00
(Evelyn) Lois Staat, 93, died on Sept. 30, 2009 in Sarasota, FL. She was born Jan. 23, 1916 in New Brunswick, NJ, and was a graduate of Ithaca College and New York University. She taught physical education and modern dance in Oswego, NY, Wappingers Falls, NY and Great Neck, retiring in 1971 as head of the Girls Physical Education Department at Great Neck South Senior High School.
After moving to Sarasota in 1973, she was an active volunteer for many years at Girls, Inc., and was a member of the Sarasota Garden Club, creating many of the designs and signs for the annual flower shows. An avid golfer, Lois chaired the scoreboard committee during the years of the LPGA Bent Tree Classic.
She is survived by her niece, Marjorie (Douglas) Deline of Midland, MI; a grand-nephew Christopher (Hollie) Deline of Denver; and a grand- niece Andrea Deline of Chicago.
Cremation has taken place and interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in New Brunswick, NJ. Weigand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Girls, Inc. of Sarasota, the Sarasota Garden Club or Tidewell Hospice.