Evelyn Kathryn Kuzdale, 95, of Dunkirk, died on Friday, October 16, 2020 at her house along with her household in Dunkirk following issues from a stroke.
Mrs. Kuzdale was born in Dunkirk on April 23, 1925, the third eldest of the twelve youngsters of the late Michael and Mary (Moraniec) Guziec. She grew up in Dunkirk and Silver Creek, attended Silver Creek Excessive College and graduated from Dunkirk Enterprise College. Like lots of her era who got here of age in the course of the Despair and World Battle Unwell., she took on household and work tasks at a younger age. Through the warfare and till 1957 she was a secretary at Allegheny Ludlum Metal Plant in Dunkirk an important protection contractor at the moment. Along with her mom’s dying in 1945 she additionally helped elevate her youthful siblings.
In 1956, Evelyn married legal professional Edwin J. Kuzdale at St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk. Throughout their 53 years of marriage she supported him as he served as Dunkirk’s Metropolis Lawyer and later because the Chautauqua County Lawyer. Till his dying in 2009, they shared pursuits in nature, tenting, artwork, boating, journey, and varied winter sports activities. Their “January Thaw” picnics at Allegheny State Park remained a cheerful reminiscence.
After elevating a household, Mrs. Kuzdale started taking lessons at SUNY Fredonia and in 1990 accomplished her lifelong dream when she acquired her B.A. from Fredonia State College in Artwork Historical past and English. She later labored as a secretary in her husband’s workplace.
After she retired, she loved spending time visiting her youngsters and her grandchildren. She was an avid painter, and gardener. Like her sisters, she was a superb seamstress and cook dinner.
Mrs. Kuzdale was a member of St. Hyacinth’s church and was lively in its Mom’s Membership serving for a time as its president and was a member of its Rosary Society. She volunteered on the Addams Artwork Gallery, and particularly loved her time working for Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by her youngsters, Ann Kuzdale of Chicago, John Kuzdale (Laura) of Dunkirk, Kathryn McGraw (Michael) of Marco Island, Fla., and James Kuzdale of Miami Seaside, Fla.; 4 grandchildren, Michael McGraw, Zachary McGraw, Claire Kuzdale, and Ava Kuzdale; sisters, Virginia Sobecki, Micheline Kuziora, and Marie Elliott; and brothers, David Guziec and Michael Guziec; in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Along with her dad and mom, Mrs. Kuzdale was preceded in dying by her husband, Edwin Kuzdale; and siblings, Lorraine Guziec, Esther Guziec, Frances Carrus, Geraldine Wolmering, Jerome “Harry” Guziec, and Joseph Guziec.
A Mass of Christian Burial will probably be celebrated at Blessed Mary Angela Parish, Church of St. Hyacinth, Lake Shore Drive East and Pangolin St. in Dunkirk on Tuesday, October 20 at 11 a.m to which the general public is welcome. Resulting from Covid-19, the wake will probably be non-public.
The household requests that in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to Meals on Wheels, Northern Chautauqua Catholic Colleges (NCCS), and Allegheny State Park or your favourite charity. To publish condolences or reminiscences go to http://mcgrawkowal.com. Preparations are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Dwelling.