Susan J. Uryniak

Susan J. Uryniak

Dec 10th, 1947 - May 31st, 2021

CANASTOTA - Susan J. Uryniak, 73, of Knolls Ave East, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, following her courageous battle with cancer. 
Born in Taberg, NY on December 10, 1947, she was the daughter of Samuel J. and Fanya Kalakuniak Ferguson. Susan was a graduate of Utica College, earning her bachelor’s degree and Syracuse University, earning her Master of Education.  She married Adolph J. Uryniak Jr. on August 7, 1971, at Holy Trinity Church, Utica.
Prior to her retirement, Susan was employed with Canastota Central Schools as a special education teacher until she retired in 2007. She had previously been employed with Rome City Schools where she taught English.
Susan was a communicant of St. Agatha’s Church, a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court Our Lady # 1250, was a part of a cooking club, a group who made dinner for others, taught religion after retirement, loved sending handwritten greeting cards, loved her pets and gardening.  Sue was a faithful wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother who accepted all people as they were and offered heartfelt friendship to all she met.
Surviving alongside her husband Adolph, are her three sons and their wives, Matthew (Rebecca) Uryniak, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Uryniak, and David (Alisia) Uryniak; her seven grandchildren, Katherine, Abigail, Allison, Andrew, Molly, Ryan, and Evan; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Antoinette (Joseph) Smith, Aleta (Henryk) Widomski, Alban (Audrey) Uryniak, and Alena (Bryon) LaMare; her lifelong friends who were like sisters, Paula Swider and Mary Helmer; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10:00AM Friday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home Inc, Canastota and 10:30 AM from St. Agatha’s Church where the Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated by the Reverend Christopher Ballard, pastor. Private interment will be made in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Utica. Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday, June 3, from 4-7PM. In lieu of flowers, in tribute to Sue, mail a personal handwritten note of concern, compassion or cheer to someone in need. Consider a donation to the Opportunity Shop – Canastota (with the pandemic, food pantry service is facing overwhelming demand), St. Agatha’s Church, Canastota, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, or The Kevin Guest House, Buffalo.
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Julie Skinner
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Jun 2nd, 2021 2:55 pm
Mrs U was such an amazing person and will be missed.

May she rest in peace.

Lillian Pierce
Jun 3rd, 2021 3:49 pm
Adolph and family,
Sue was one of the nicest people I knew at UC. I remember her fondly. My deepest sympathy to you all and I’ll definitely think of her as I play kindness forward.
Doug Zombek
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Jun 3rd, 2021 7:38 pm
My deepest condolences to the entire family. She was an amazing human being, and a great cook!

Jim and Rhoda Bednar
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Jun 4th, 2021 10:15 am
To Adolph and families, we are so sorry to hear about Sue's passing, she was a wonderful woman, recall so many Holy Trinity reunions with Sue and Adolph, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, and may memories of Sue be a blessing to you and your families, Jim and Rhoda Bednar, New Hartford, NY
Kevin W. Rasha
Jun 4th, 2021 4:19 pm
I was sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Uryniak. She was one of my favorite teachers in Strough Jr. High school in Rome.

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