Margaret McClintock Fruchter

January 18, 1938September 26, 2021

Margaret (Margo) McClintock Fruchter, 83, of Brewster, Massachusetts, passed away on September 26, 2021.

Born in Newburgh, New York in 1938, the daughter of John and Edythe (Dohrau) McClintock, she was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz where she studied music history and architecture. Margo was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher for more than 50 years. She was a beloved piano teacher to many students in Newburgh, NY, and on Cape Cod, MA. After moving to Cape Cod, she taught at the Cape Cod Conservatory for 10 years. For many years, she volunteered weekly at Garrett Treasures, the Brewster Unitarian Universalist Consignment Shop. Margo was an avid reader who loved her cherished book club and was a passionate gardener. She was a past member of the Brewster Garden Club.

Married to Philip Kempler Fruchter for 63 years, they met while attending Newburgh Free Academy. Margo is also survived by her beloved daughters, Dara Fruchter of Searsmont, ME, and Rachel Fruchter Korzenik of Newton, MA, as well as her son-in law, Dr. Joshua Korzenik and grandson Nathan Korzenik. She was the sister of John McClintock, III (deceased) of Wallkill, NY, Elizabeth Dabroski of Wallkill, NY, Catherine McClintock of Brewster, MA, and Scott McClintock of Liverpool, NY. A private funeral was held on September 30, 2021.

Donations may be made in Margo’s memory to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, New England Chapter, 72 River Park Street, Suite 202, Needham Heights, MA, 02494, or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), PO Box 96929, Washington, DC, 20090-6969. Donations may also be made online, if preferred.


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Margaret McClintock Fruchter

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Mike and Eileen Cowley

October 21, 2021

Dear Phil,
We were sorry to read of Margo’s death. Please know that we have you in our thoughts with hopes that you and Dara and Rachel find comfort in happy memories of her. Margo was a great Seaview neighbor of many talents.

Fondly, Mike and Eileen