November 1, 1954 - November 15, 2020
Dr. Mary E. Fowkes, 66, of Katonah, NY passed away suddenly at home on Sunday evening. She was born in Clayton, NY and raised in Syracuse, NY where she resided for many years, earning her BS degree at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in 1977 and her MD and PhD degrees at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1999. She trained in Boston at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University and continued her career in New York City where she was board certified in Neuropathology and Forensic Pathology. She then went on to become Professor of Pathology and Director of Neuropathology and Autopsy Services at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Fowkes was also a Governor of the College of American Pathologists, former President of the New York State Society of Pathologists, and a distinguished graduate and adjunct professor in Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY ESF. Dr. Fowkes had a passion for medicine, passed on by her grandfather and great grandfather, and was in her element leading new research on COVID-19 and advocating for scientific discovery through autopsies. When not at the microscope, she baked, sharing pies and fresh bread with her family and colleagues. She was also devoted to animal welfare and had an undying love of the outdoors. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the “cottage” overlooking Sharbot Lake in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Fowkes died of an acute heart attack, unrelated to COVID-19. She was preceded in death by her father, Glen, and brother, Matthew. She is survived by her mother, Isabel; brothers John and Mark; sister-in-law, Catherine; son, Derek Treatman; daughter, Jacquelyn Treatman; daughter-in-law, Leah Gatt; and niece, Jessanie Wartooth. She will be missed deeply and remembered always. A virtual memorial service will be held on Sunday December 13, 2020 at 5PM, ET. Link to virtual memorial https://bit.ly/dr-mary-fowkes-memorial Burial will ultimately be at Grove Cemetery in La Fargeville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Care Centers of NYC or the College of American Pathologists.
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