Biography: SUSAN J. URYNIAK
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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CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.