Diane "Dee" M. Melnyk, of Rotterdam, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on June 25, 2009, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Diane was predecesed by her mother Mary Curcio Melnyk. She is survived by her loving husband, John; her son, Richard (Linda); and daughter, Celeste (Rob); and six grandchildren, Joseph, Nichole (Christopher), Bradey, Savanna and Annalise. Dee is also survived by her father, Joseph Pietoso; and her brother, Frank Pietoso; and their children, Randy and Susan, all of New Jersey. The family sincerely thanks the caring and professional staff on A-6 at Ellis Hospital and Rexford Oncology. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave. on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 6752 Lyons St., PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY, 13057 or to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, 12308.
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Schenectady, NY 12306
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from June 27 to June 28, 2009