Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Durkot, Mary (Hrywnak) - obituary

Binghamton: Mary (Hrywnak) Durkot, 92, of Binghamton, died Sunday morning, July 1, 2012. A lifelong Binghamton resident, she was the beloved wife of the late John Durkot, sister to the late William, Anna, Susan and Helen, and mother-in-law to the late Dennis Sterzin. She was the proud mother of William Durkot and his wife, Donna of Binghamton; Nadine and her husband, Joseph Wozniak of Baltimore, MD; Elanie Sterzin of Lexington, MA and Karen Durkot of Brooklyn, NY.

Mary delighted in her grandchildren, Larissa (Wozniak) and her husband, Douglas Selby, Timothy Wozniak, John Durkot, Thomas Durkot and his wife, Barbara, Emily (Sterzin) and her husband, Timothy Hughes, and Timothy and Alexander Sterzin. Her greatest joy came from watching her great-grandchildren, Emma Selby and Carson, Braeleigh and Brielle Durkot grow. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Anna Hrywnak, and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was a lifelong member of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, which she supported in ways big and small. She will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, her inspiring strength and courage, her wit, and her pockets full of jelly beans and M&M's.

Funeral services will be held Friday 9:15 a.m. at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton and 10 a.m. at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, 54 Baxter Street, Binghamton. The Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rev. Dutko will conduct a prayer service Thursday 6:30 p.m. at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to either the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church Roof Fund or the Susquehanna Nursing Home Patient's Activity Fund. Please light a virtual candle in remembrance of Mary and sign her guestbook at www: