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Lynnette Jean Loomis Baciuska


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Lynnette Jean Loomis Baciuska Obituary
Baciuska, Lynnette Jean Loomis

Afton: Lynnette Jean Loomis Baciuska passed away peacefully on April 21, 2014 at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Norwich, NY. She was born on November 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Lynn and Jeanetta (Neidlinger) Loomis. On June 26, 1948, she married Valent John Baciuska at the North Afton United Methodist Church, who predeceased her on December 29, 2006. Lynnette attended the North Afton District School through 6th grade and graduated from Afton Central School in 1941. She graduated from Delhi Tech, Delhi, NY and worked for General Dairy Service of Utica in their labs in Utica, Saratoga Springs and Delhi as a lab technician during WWII. After raising her children and working alongside her husband on the family farm, she went to work for Afton Central School as secretary to three Superintendent for thirteen years, retiring in 1986. She is survived by her children, Lynn (Synthia) Baciuska of Afton, daughters Gloria (Curtis) Harvey of Afton, Jeanetta (Gordon) Feinstein of Endicott; grandchildren, Lynn (Dawn) Baciuska, Jr. of Afton, Jamie (Stacie) Baciuska of Afton, Cody (Kristin) Baciuska of Cobleskill, Tricia (Glenn) Hippenstiel of Mt. Upton, Crystal (Danielle) Harvey of Apalachin, Tammy (William) Ruettgers, Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren, Madison, Hunter, Blake, Elijah, Braydon, Benjamin, Adam, Keith, Victoria, Nicholas, Taylor and Zachary and nephews, nieces, and cousins. Also special nieces LynAnn Visneski and Cynthia Delescavage, who spent summers with the family after their mother, Lynnette's sister, Elizabeth, passed away in 1953. Among her interests were 10 years as a 4-H leader, election inspector, and belonged to the United Methodist Women, Chenango Co. Home Demonstrator, Afton Grange, PTA, DAR, Afton Senior Citizens, and Afton Historical Society. She was a member of the North Afton United Methodist Church for more than 75 years, where she held positions as church treasurer, organist, and Sunday School teacher and Interchurch Council. Lynnette was proud of the Service to Mankind Award she received from the Afton Sertoma Club. She loved her family, had a great sense of humor and always looked for the good in everyone. One of her favorite sayings was "always do and say the kindest thing in the kindest way". This is how she lived her life.

Funeral Services will be held at the North Afton United Methodist Church on Sat. at 2 p.m. Rev. Benjamin Shaw will officiate. Burial will be in N. Afton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Fri. evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Afton United Methodist Church 212 County Rd. 17, Afton, NY 13730 or the Afton Historical Society, 116 Main St., Afton, NY 13730. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Norwich Rehab and Nursing Center for the kind and compassionate care given to Lynnette. On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.

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Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2014
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