Linda Kurtyka
Linda Kurtyka
Linda Kurtyka

Obituary of Linda K Kurtyka

Clinton – Linda K. Kurtyka, 77, passed away March 12, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born in Syracuse on October 14, 1942, a daughter of the late John and Katherine (Kocyla) Wyatt. Linda was united in marriage to Robert Kurtyka in 1962. She worked at Clinton Central School and Holland Farms, but was known as the “Jolly Baker” at the Jolly Butcher shop in Clinton, where she was famous for her delicious sausage bread. Linda was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church in Clinton where she helped organize the annual picnic, craft fair and many social activities. Linda volunteered her time with the St. Elizabeth’s Guild, making heart pillows for patients. In 2015 she was honored with the Eleanor Nelson Award in recognition of her years of service. Linda was also the last original member of the Thursday Night Ladies group. Her family came first and she cherished her time with them. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy McDonald and her husband Joe of Canastota and Kris Kurtyka of Clark Mills and her significant other, Bob Ellison; five grandchildren, Katarina Kurtyka, Wyatt Kurtyka, Connor McDonald, Makenna McDonald and Derrick Ellison; her great-grandson, Liam Sobolewski; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lizbeth and Dan Murphy, Annette and Norm Farley, and Christine and Rick Cooper, all of Syracuse; and her sister-in-law, Mary Wyatt of FL. She was predeceased by her brother John Wyatt. Robert and Linda Kurtyka passed away this spring, 76 days apart. They were married for 58 years and were always together. All are invited to attend Memorial Calling Hours from 3-6pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, 35 College St., Clinton. A Memorial Mass for Robert and Linda Kurtyka will be held at 10am Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, Marvin St., Clinton with their burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Due to the current restrictions, we will be operating at a 25% occupancy. We ask for your patience as we try to accommodate those coming to support the Kurtyka Family. Please consider donations in Linda’s memory to Stevens-Swan Humane Society.

Memorial Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc.
35 College Street
Clinton, New York, United States
(315) 853-5746

Memorial Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, June 11, 2020
St. Mary's Church, Clinton, NY
Marvin Street
Clinton, New York, United States
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