BIANYS is saddened to share the news that longtime member and brain injury advocate Ann Voss has passed away. Ann was a strong voice in the brain injury community, using her positive spirit to encourage others to work hard to help people with brain injury.
Ann Voss, 77, of Patterson, NY, died Friday, January 29, 2016 in Somers, NY. Ann was born on December 26, 1938 and adopted by Andreas and Grace (Fleming) Dzierson. Ann graduated from Mercy College in 1985 with a BS in Psychology. She was a LPN with PARC until 1999.
Ann was a constant presence at BIANYS Annual Conferences throughout the years. It was at the Confernece in 2013, when Ann announced a plan to start a walk raising awareness of brain injury, which led to the first March On for Brain Injury Walk in the Hudson Valley. Ann was the honoree of that first Walk in 2014, and we are happy that the Walk is now established as an annual event.
Ann will be truly missed, but we will honor her strength and spirit through the Walk and by continuing to speak out about brain injury awareness.
Visitation will be held at Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Patterson, NY on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10am-12pm. A memorial and reception will be held at the Brewster Elks Lodge, Route 22, Brewster from 1-3pm.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Putnam CAP, 121 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509 and/or NYS Brain Injury Association, 10 Colvin Ave # 108, Albany, NY 12206.