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Marie Gertrude Fine Merskey-Zeger, South African Retired librarian ( hum: library, Retired)retired librarian. Recipient Brotherhoodaward B'nai B'rith, 1974; named Woman of Year, Harrison, 1984.


Merskey-Zeger, Marie Gertrude Fine was born on October 10, 1914 in Kimberley, South Africa. Came to the United States, 1960, naturalized, 1965. Daughter of Herman and Annie Myra (Wigoder) Fine.


Graduate, Underwood Business School, Cape Town, South Africa, 1934. Bachelor, University Cape Town, 1958. Diploma in Librarianship, University Cape Town, 1960.


Secretary to Chief Rabbi Israel Abrahams, South Africa, 1945-1949. Secretary Jewish Sheltered Employment Council, 1954-1956. Reference library New Rochelle (New York ) Public Library., 1960-1963.

Research library Consumers Union, Mount Vernon, 1963-1966. Assistant readers services, head union catalog Westchester Library. Systems, 1966-1969, trustee, 1989-1993, vice president, 1991.

Director Harrison (New York ) Public Library. and West Harrison Branch, 1969-1984. Acting director Mamaroneck (New York ) Free Library., 1987-1988, also trustee, 1988-1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: History of the Harrison Libraries, 1980. Contributing author: Celebration, Village of Mamaroneck Centennial, 1895-1995, History of Town/Village of Harrison Tricennial, 1696-1996. Editor: Harrison Highlights and Anecdotes, 1989, (cookbook) On Harrison's Table, 1976

    • author articles.


Public education officer United States Coast Guard Aux Flotilla 63. Board dirs Shore Acres Point Corporation, Mamaroneck, 1985-1989. Program director Friends of the Mamaroneck Library., since 1993.

Member American Library Association, New York Library. Association (adult education committee for continuing education 1971-1975, adult services committee 1973-1975, vice chairman 1975, executive board 1981-1982), Westchester Library. Association, Public Library.

Directors Association (technical services committee chairman Westchester County 1971, executive board 1974-1975, vice chairman 1975), Charles Dawson History Center (co-founder 1980, board directors), Harrison History Society.


Married Clarence Merskey, October 8, 1939 (deceased 1982). Children: Hilary Pamela Merskey Nathe, Susan Heather Merskey Sinistore, Joan Margaret Merskey Schneiderman. Married Jack I. Zeger, July 15, 1984 (deceased January 1997).

Herman Fine

Annie Myra (Wigoder) Fine

Clarence Merskey

Jack I. Zeger

Hilary Pamela Merskey Nathe Merskey-Zeger

Susan Heather Merskey Sinistore Merskey-Zeger

Joan Margaret Merskey Schneiderman Merskey-Zeger