Kwak, Marian D. SCHENECTADY Marian D. Kwak, 89, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 19, 2013 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Schenectady and lived there for all of her life. There was nothing Marian loved more than spending time with her family. She enjoyed the large family gatherings held at her house, playing games at the dining room table and watching her children and grandchildren play in the pool. Marian enjoyed Friday night canasta at her friends. She loved ceramics and would give classes to her daughters and their friends in the ceramic room in her basement. Marian was a crossing guard for the city of Schenectady where she watched over the little ones and often knitted hats and gloves for them. She worked at the Mont Pleasant Bakery on Wolf Road where she enjoyed meeting all of the people. Marian was loved dearly by not only her family but her friends and neighbors and all who knew her. She was the glue that held her family together, and her loss leaves a hole that can never be filled. Marian was smart, fun-loving, very generous, kind and thoughtful. This beautiful woman will be missed by all who knew her. Marian was the beloved wife of the late Walter Henry Kwak, who she wed on July 19, 1942. She is the devoted mother of John B. (the late Patricia) Kwak, James S. Kwak, Cassandra G. (Nicholas) Kopchick, Susan (Vincent) Loffredo, David M. (Robin) Kwak, Eugene (Anita) Kwak, Celeste Kwak, Alice Gilroy, Tracy (Russell) Oppelt and the late Richard P. Kwak. Marian is the loving sister of Frances, Alice, John and the late Helen, Stanley, Rudolph, Edward and Lottie. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thank you to the special friends who helped and cared for her when she needed them most, Kay Gilroy, Colleen Cavanaugh, Ellanor Maynard and Liz Dayne as well as the staff of Community Hospice of Schenectady for the special love and care that was shown to her. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie (Route 155, south of Central Avenue) then to St. Luke's Church in Schenectady at 9 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308 in memory of Marian D. Kwak. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 20, 2013