Lois Macknik

Obituary of Lois C Macknik

Lois C Macknik, age 89, of Annandale, NJ, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 23, 2023. Born on June 29, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA, Lois was the daughter of the late William Nones Boehm and the late Marie Clara (née Bauer) Boehm.

Lois was a graduate of Temple University earning a BS in Elementary Education and in 1960 she earned a MA in Reading and Clinical Psychology. She worked as a Learning Disability Consultant for the Hanover Township School District for twenty-eight years. Lois married the love of her life, Joel Masland, on April 15, 2013. 

Lois was passionate about weaving and fiber arts.  In 1972, Lois began weaving when she started attending craft shows with her mother.  After attending a 1981 Mid-Atlantic Fiber Conference and participating in the Overshot Sample Exchange, Lois was recruited as one of the first members of guild for the Jockey Hollow Weavers.  Lois was an active member of the guild.  She held many positions throughout the years, including Recording Secretary, President, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor.  Lois also spent a lot of time researching information and learning new techniques in regards to weaving and fiber crafts to create educational programs for the Jockey Hollow Weavers.  Her dedication was steadfast as she also kept busy making many items for the guild's annual Show and Sale. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge on her craft, often demonstrating weaving at the guild shows, New Jersey historical sites, as well as county fairs.  She was a true inspiration to new and experienced weavers.

In addition to her participation in the guild for Jockey Hollow Weavers, Lois volunteered as a workshop leader and tour guide for the Red Mill Museum.  She enjoyed listening to classical music and often went to local music concerts. Lois truly enjoyed being a part of her community.  She will be greatly missed among her weaving peers as well as the friends she had made during her contributions to the town of Clinton.

Lois will be forever missed by her loving nephews, Eric T. Boehm and Doug E. Boehm.

Lois is predeceased by her beloved husband, Joel Masland.

Visitation for Lois will be held on Saturday, October 28th, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Martin Funeral Home, located at 1761 Route 31, Clinton NJ 08809. To share memories of Lois please visit www.martinfh.com 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lois' name may be made to the Jockey Hollow Weavers or the Handweavers of Bucks County.


Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Martin Funeral Home
1761 Route 31
Clinton, New Jersey, United States
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