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Dorothy A. (Szewczyk) Bielak

September 9, 1927 March 8, 2019
Dorothy A. (Szewczyk) Bielak
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Obituary for Dorothy A. (Szewczyk) Bielak

Dorothy “Dottie” A. (Szewczyk) Bielak, 91, of Camillus, passed away peacefully Friday, March 8, 2019. A lifetime resident of Camillus, Dottie was a homemaker and waitress at What's Your Beef Restaurant. A communicant of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, she was president of the Basilica's Orchard Lake Society, Mother's Club, Rosary Society, Villa Maria Club, Parish Council and helped at Bingo. She was also president of the Polish Home Ladies Auxiliary and member of the board of directors and helped with Bingo. Dottie was also president of the Fairmount Garden Club and a master gardener. She enjoyed playing cards with friends, gardening and watching sports with her husband, John “Jaffa” but above all, loved spending time with her family.

Dottie was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, John; daughter, Susie; and sisters, Toni Mazinski and Marty Nieznalski.

Surviving are her daughter, Dede (Tom) Van Allen of Camillus; grandchildren, Allie, Matt and Chrissy Van Allen; and several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Dottie’s aides at Summerfield including Kathy, Michelle, Margie, Doris and Lauren.

Relatives and friends may call Monday, March 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Dorothy will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Geddes.

Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Food Pantry, 927 Park Ave., Syracuse, NY 13204 or to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

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4:00 PM 3/11/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
Buranich Funeral Home

5431 W. Genesee Street
Camillus, NY 13031

Buranich Funeral Home
5431 W. Genesee Street Camillus 13031 NY
United States





9:30 AM 3/12/2019 9:30:00 AM
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

927 Park Ave.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
927 Park Ave. SYRACUSE 13204 NY
United States

Cemetery Details


Sacred Heart Cemetery (Geddes) Final Resting Place

Salisbury Rd.

Salisbury Rd. SYRACUSE 13219 NY
United States

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