Obituary of Marjorie M. Vanderhoof
Marjorie M. Vanderhoof, 94 of Rome, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2023 after a brief
illness. She was born on August 27, 1928 in Rome, NY, the daughter of the late Edward and
Lydia Mae Evans McLaughlin. Marge graduated from RFA, Class of 1946. She was united in
marriage to Thomas Vanderhoof in the First United Methodist Church on November 19, 1949.
Thomas predeceased her on March 5, 2003, Marge was a member of the First Methodist
Church, American Legion of Rome Ladies Auxiliary and the 40&8 in Westmoreland.
Marge was an amazing mom, grandma and great grandma. Her family was her world and she
was our Dad’s caregiver when his health failed. She never missed her son’s sports events and
there were many Little League games she could be found working in the concession stand. She
was there for all her children’s events as well as for her grandchildren’s too. She was a loyal
Mets fan and growing up every televised game was in our living room. Her heart was huge and
so was her beautiful smile. Mom made each of our birthdays special. Her Christmas decorating
was beyond gorgeous and her holiday meals were amazing. She was a wonderful cook who
prepared the best dinners every day. Mom loved to laugh and we had so many fun times
growing up. Her favorite thing to do in her later years was to go for ice cream at Nicky Doodles.
Our world has forever been changed and we will miss her every day.
Marge is survived by her beloved children, Thomas Vanderhoof and Michelle Brophy of
Henderson, NV, Michael and Denise Vanderhoof of Rome, Cheryl and Kevin Mallard of Clinton,
Jo Ann and Paul Egan of Cazenovia and Jan and Dane Terpone of Silverdale, WA; twelve
cherished grandchildren and five great grandchildren; special cousins Bud, Gail and Sally,
nephew Rob Riggleman along with her feline companion Missy. Marge was predeceased by
her sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Joseph Riggleman.
Marge’s family would like to thank Brookdale Senior Living, Clinton; St Luke’s Hospital and St
Luke’s Home for the compassionate care they gave her these last few months.
Funeral services are private and there are no calling hours. Interment will take place at
Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the
Peace, Love and Poms small dog rescue via Paypal to email@example.com, via
Venmo to Amanda-Rivera-706 with 1189 the last four phone digits or a check can be mailed to
Peace, Love and Poms Rescue, PO Box 744, Lebanon, PA 17042
Arrangements by Strong, Burns and Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.