Marcia D. Horne

Deceased: 2 October 2017

Under: Obituary

Marcia D. Horne passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017 at home in the presence of her sister and mother.

Marcia was born in Schenectady, the daughter of Marianne Wroble and the late Marshall Wroblewski. She attended St. Adalbert School and Mont Pleasant High School. She obtained a bachelor's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh, master's degree form Framingham State College in Massachusetts, and a Doctorate from Boston University.

Her life long career as an educator began as the Special Needs Director for the Bedford, MA school system and she quickly transitioned into academia as a professor of Education at a number of institutions including Lowell University, Rhode Island College, SUNY Albany, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and in Panama City, Panama, and Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts, now Westfield State University (WSU).

At WSU she transitioned into administration where she served as Chair of Education and as Director of graduate education programs in the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education Department, for many years. Dr. Home served as President of the Commonwealth of Teacher Education Consortium (COMTEC), and President of both the Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) and The Massachusetts Teacher Association (nun for many years. She also served on the Massachusetts Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (MAECTE) and on the statewide Educator Personnel Advisory Council (EPAC), an advisory committee to the Board of Education.

Dr. Home is remembered by colleagues as a dedicated advocate and leader of teacher education on the WSU campus, across the state and internationally. She was honored with two Senior Fulbright Scholarships, the first of which was at the University of Warsaw, Warsaw Poland where she assisted the University in developing a program to teach students how to become teachers.

For over a year she lectured and consulted on various aspects of academia. Her second Fulbright brought her to Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania as part of a Education Delegation.

Over the years she traveled back to Poland summers with her mother and sister. Marcia spoke Polish fluently and made many life long friends in Eastern Europe.

Marcia, has a long dossier of professional journal articles and lectures contributed to her profession. She published education Monographs and a college text book "Attitudes towards Handicapped Students, Professional, Peer and Parent Reactions".

Marcia was loved, respected and admired by her colleagues. Marcia, was warm and compassionate, with a heart of gold and loved by all who knew her. Marcia loved swimming and sunsets at Sacandaga Lake and Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. Marcia loved real estate and worked weekends and summers managing her properties. Marcia is survived by her mother, Marianne Wroble; sister, Linda Wroble and brother, Marshall Wroblewski. She is also survived by beloved friends, Edward Sipay, Barbara Hitchcock and Lorraine Noval, Maria Walczyk, her tenants, and many others.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 6, at 1:15 p.m. at the DeLegge Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at the Church of St. Adalbert at 2 p.m. Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the DeLegge Funeral Home. Those who wish to remember Marcia in a special way may make a contribution to the Church of St. Adalbert, 550 Lansing St., Schenectady, NY 12303.

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