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Phyllis S. Szewczyk

Published on September 14, 2022


Lee Center – Phyllis S. Szewczyk, 95, widow of Walter, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2022, with her daughter Nadine and niece Sharon by her side, at Baptist Health & Rehabilitation Center, Scotia, where she had most recently resided.

Phyllis was born in Rome, New York on May 24, 1927 a daughter of Joseph and Katherine Szymanik Szur.  She was a 1945 graduate Rome Free Academy.  On June 14, 1947, Phyllis was united in marriage with Walter Szewczyk at Transfiguration Church, Rome.  The couple settled on Stokes Hill, where together they built their home and operated a dairy farm until 2001. Walter, a WWII veteran and retiree of Spargo Wire passed away on March 29, 2019.  

For 44 years, Mrs. Szewczyk was employed as telephone operator, first for NY Telephone Co., Rome, retiring from Verizon Telephone Co., Utica in 1989. 


Phyllis is survived by her daughter Nadine Szewczyk, Ballston Spa, NY, and several nieces and nephews.  The last of her siblings, she was predeceased by brothers: John, Joseph and Stanley Szur, her sisters: Mary Szalkowski, Josephine Bradlinski, Victoria Rutka, and two sisters who died in infancy.  

Funeral Services will begin with a prayer service on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 9:00 am at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Leyden.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Contributions in Phyllis’ name may be made to Care Links, 543 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302 or by telephone at (518)399-4624.

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