Lorraine P. Schiff passed away in the early morning of December 19th, 2019.
Loraine was born in Troy, NY and spent her early years in Cherry Plain, NY. She was the daughter of Andrew Perkins and Carolyn Crandall Perkins, both deceased.
She graduated from Berlin Central High School in 1965, where she was valedictorian. She attended Alfred University School of Nursing, where she received her degree. Later in her career, Lorraine graduated from Kennesaw State University, in Marietta, GA with her MBA in business.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years Joseph T. Schiff.Lorraine is also survived by her three sisters, Ann (Marc) Woodroe of Liverpool, NY; Pat (David) Shuhart of Cherry Plain, NY; and Carol Wager of Hilton Head, SC; plus, many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine enjoyed a long career in nursing, where she helped so many people. She worked at several Atlanta hospitals including Piedmont Hospital and Emory University. For twenty-three years she worked at West Paces Ferry Hospital, first at a supervisor, then Assistant Director of Nursing before becoming the Director of Quality for the hospital. While at West Paces Ferry Hospital, Lorraine lectured throughout the United States on quality of care. While lecturing, she was on the staff of the American Hospital Association.
Lorraine also served as Director of Quality for the Georgia Baptist Health System, an she also served as administrator for one of the system’s hospitals.
The family would like to thank the Cornerstone Hospice Nurses for their fine work. The compassion they displayed meant a great deal to Joe and the family.
The New Life Christian Church played a big role in Lorraine’s and Joe’s life. That continued during Lorraine’s illness as the love and caring shared with them was wonderful.