Amy Bryington

During the early morning hours of Saturday, March 23, 2013, Canton resident Amy Lynn (Wesneski) Bryington passed away unexpectedly at her residence. She was 36 years of age. Born in Troy, Pa., on May 13, 1976, she was the daughter of Wesley "Tink" and Margaret (Schoonover) Wesneski.

Throughout her life Amy was a cheerful, friendly, outgoing person who desired to help others. Upon graduating from Canton High School in 1995 she made good on her desire when she entered the nursing program at Penn College in Williamsport. Two years later, having earned her R.N. degree, Amy opened her heart and her home to young recovering substance abusers who might otherwise have had no choice but to return to the very environment that led them astray. Amy offered them counseling, a stable home and the opportunity to finish high school and better their chances in life. It was a ministry that lasted 10 years. She had such a positive influence on their young lives that many of her "graduates" remained friends with her over the years. Amy's compassionate nature was also demonstrated to the elderly, as she worked in various nursing homes in Williamsport. Amid her responsibilities as a caregiver to others Amy also had time for the responsibilities and duties of a mother. Her three sons were the center of her life, and she followed their various sports events diligently, taking pride in their achievements and triumphs. She was a unique woman who touched countless lives, and will long be remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Amy is survived by her parents Tink and Peg Wesneski; her sons Brady (age 14), Brett (age 13) and Bryce (age 12) Bryington, all at home; brothers Lyle (and Jennifer) Wesneski of Canton and Luke (and Kelly) Wesneski of Williamsport; nephew Garrett Wesneski and nieces Vanessa Wesneski, Kali Wesneski, Keri Wesneski, Chloe Wesneski and Tatum Wesneski, as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her grandparents George and Mildred Schoonover and aunt Karen Karge.

Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton, Pa. Service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Glen Landis officiating. Interment will be private. The family will provide the flowers, and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Bryington Memorial Education Fund, c/o Chemung Canal Trust, 5 W. Main Street, Canton, PA 17724.

Published in Daily Review on Mar. 24, 2013