Charlotte Schorr, a retired Montauk librarian, died peacefully at home on Essex Street in Montauk last Thursday after a long illness with cancer. She was 84.
Ms. Schorr loved her job at the Montauk Library, where she worked for over 32 years before retiring last August. It was a big part of her life, said her husband, Robert Schorr. “It used to be in a trailer,” he recalled of the library. When she began working for the library, it had just opened in a fixed location. Ms. Schorr kept active as the treasurer of the Friends of the Montauk Library, a trustee of the Montauk AARP, and a devoted grandmother.
Born to Joseph Motta and the former Bianca Velosia on Dec. 17, 1927, Ms. Schorr was raised in Hempstead, where she graduated from high school. She met Mr. Schorr through her sister, Ada Gigante, who died before her, and the couple married in 1947.
Mr. Schorr was a police officer for the Town of Hempstead, and Ms. Schorr worked occasionally as a secretary, but primarily focused on raising their children until Mr. Schorr retired in 1978, and the couple moved to Montauk.
Ms. Schorr loved reading and spending time with her grandchildren, during their childhood as well as their young adult lives. And she considered her cat, Pepino, her special friend.
In addition to her husband, Ms. Schorr is survived by her daughter Robin Scheffer of Weathersfield, Vt., and three grandchildren. Another daughter, Christine, died at the age of 14 of a brain tumor. Ms. Schorr will be buried beside her in Hempstead at a later date.
Visiting hours were held on Sunday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Memorial donations have been suggested to Friends of the Montauk Library, P.O. Box 700, Montauk 11954 or East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978.