Alice Marks-Koshar, 70, of Ashley Falls died on June 4th at Berkshire Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late George and Lillian Marks. Alice is survived by her children Suehiko Ono (Emily), Jonathan Koshar (Tanya) and Sarah Koshar (Rodolfo), her adopted daughter, Sharifa Blackwell, and two grandchildren, Madison and Callen Ono.
She is also survived by two brothers, David and Leo, cousin Andrea and countless friends all over the world. She was predeceased by her husbands, Mitsunari Ono and Jerome Koshar.
Alice grew up in Mt. Vernon, New York. She lived in the Berkshires for several years in the 1970s, working at Great Barrington Pottery with her first husband and returned about fifteen years ago after her second husband died. In the interim, she owned Curiouser and Curiouser, a fashion boutique for girls in Westchester County, New York.
Alice’s deepest interests were spirituality, art and radical politics. She studied dreams as an avenue for spiritual exploration. She was an indefatigable fighter for social causes and lived with a deep awareness of both the beauty in the world and the profound injustice that lives alongside it.
A memorial service/celebration of life in Alice’s honor will take place at Dewey Hall in Sheffield on Sunday, June 10 at 5 p.m.