Katherine A. Bukys
Bukys, Katherine A.

Rochester: Passed away suddenly on November 2, 2014 at age 24. Survived by her parents, Liudvikas and Pamela Bukys, siblings Zechariah and Elizabeth, brother-in-law Edward Monczynski, beloved David Parker, and her grandmother, great-aunt, uncles, aunts, cousins, and numerous friends who were blessed by her creativity, warmth, kindness, and encouragement.

Katherine graduated with honors from the RIT Packaging Science program and had a successful career as a Packaging Engineer with Astor Chocolate in Lakewood NJ.

A memorial service, followed by visitation, will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, 3 PM, at Browncroft Community Church, 2530 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester NY 14625.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Flower City Work Camp, 2282 Edgemere Drive, Rochester NY 14612. Katherine loved her Flower City Work Camp experience. http://flowercityworkcamp.org/about/

Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2014.
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May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Robert Masiulis
October 31, 2019
Pam, Ludy, and family,

We were so sorry to hear about Katherine. We haven't seen her in several years but remember her as one of the nicest kids growing up in the neighborhood. Our deepest sympathy for your tragic loss.

Barb, Garry, Christy, and Allie Haltof
November 11, 2014
I was so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the days ahead. May your friends and family be a comfort to you.
Sharon Maragus
November 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bukys family at this very difficult time.
Dr. Alan Litvinov and staff
November 10, 2014
I am so sorry to learn that Katherine is gone. She and I became friends in one class we took together at RIT. I always looked forward to seeing her smile- she was a warm and wonderful person.
Joel Byam
November 10, 2014
We know and love Jean and Kevin Parker and their children. We are heartbroken for David and for all who knew and loved Kate, especially her parents. Please know that our prayers are with you.
Marcy and Mike Ramich
November 9, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Bukys family, May the love of family and friends sustain you during this very difficult time of pain and sadness.
Psalms 145:14
November 9, 2014
I feel your pain. May our Lord overshadow you with His Mercy and Grace.
November 8, 2014
Katherine- never Katie- was a student of mine many years ago. Though quiet and reserved she was also very poised and regal in her own way- which is why it was always Katherine. Hundreds of students have passed through my door and I am happy to say that Katherine is well remembered.
Michael Pray / Mr. T
November 7, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this heartbreaking time. Thinking of you all.
Glenn, Lisa, Chris and Ryan
November 7, 2014
Katherine was one of the most beautiful people I'd ever had the honor and pleasure if knowing, beautiful inside and out. Her inner light found its way to everyone around her and the world is a little darker without her in it. However, I know the angels are blessed to count her among their ranks.
Virginia Doremus
November 7, 2014
It was so awesome to have met you while visiting NYC. You were a sweet, kind, and wonderful person. You and all of your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rachel Baric Tarnow
November 7, 2014
I consider myself very lucky for having the opportunity to have met Katherine numerous times. She was such a great person and I am sure many of us may even feel guilty that it was not our time to go instead. She always brought a smile and joy wherever she was. I offer my condolences to my cousin David, her family and all others who were close to her.
Justin Gianni
November 7, 2014
I knew Katherine for 4 years, though we weren't close she was often at mutual friend get-togethers. I always admired her beauty (inside and out) and intelligence. She came to my college graduation party at Hamlin beach and I had a great time in Boston with her this past April. I am glad that I was there to be with many friends when we learned of her passing. She will not be forgotten; it does bring me peace to know that she lived a great life and had so many who love her. My sincerest condolences.
Michele Aman
November 7, 2014
Katherine, you were an amazing person and it was wonderful to spend time with you and David in NYC. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Joshua Tarnow
November 7, 2014

This is Erika, one of David's many cousins. I met you at Christmas, I believe it was last year. Although we did not know each other very well, I could see how happy you made my cousin. My heart is breaking for you, your family, and David now. I know you were very special to David and you helped him through some difficult situations. You will never be forgotten. May God Bless your family. Know that you are in all of our prayers every day.

With Much Love,

November 7, 2014
Although we've never met Katherine in person, we are David Parker's Aunt and Uncle Michelle and Robert Baric and we know how much he thought and talked of her. We grieve with your family and with David at her loss, but yet know she has been born to eternal life. We also lost a child at birth, and the pain for a mother loosing her child is really indescribable. I will have a lot of questions for God when I die, but trust that her life, even though to us seemed short, was full of purpose and love for others. Take peace in knowing she touched others with her joy and love which lasts an eternity. You are all in our prayers.
Michelle & Robert Baric
November 7, 2014
We met Katherine a few years ago when David brought her him to meet his cousins. David, being one of 28 cousins knew this was a gutsy thing to do. It was easy to easily embrace Katherine into our family immediately. To all who loved Katherine, our heartfelt condolences. May you find peace in God's love.
Chris and Rich Gianni
November 7, 2014
To our dear friends the Bukys family,

Words can't express our sadness. We watched Katherine grow up to be a beautiful young woman both inside and out. We are honored to have know such a kind and wonderful person.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Kevin, Anita, Scott and Melissa Bruckner
November 6, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you His peace.
Leslie Sambor
November 6, 2014
Words can't express our feelings right now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Sara, Dan, Chris, Barb And Bob
Bob Masiulis
November 6, 2014
Pam and Family,
Wishing you God's comfort and Peace at this time of tragic loss.
Jodi Davies
November 6, 2014
I never met Katherine, but I am friends with the Parker family. Jean said that Katherine is one of the most thoughtful and generous people she knows. I know what it is like to lose a daughter. I am praying for your peace.
Liz Gilges
November 6, 2014
My condolences to the Bukys family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 regarding the loss of your love one.
November 6, 2014
Ludy, Pam, and family,

My deepest sympathy for your unspeakable loss. Know that my prayers are with you all.

Vincent Palozzi
November 6, 2014
We remember Katherine as a beautiful girl. We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Liz & Chip Russell
November 6, 2014
To our friends the Bukys family;

Remembering back just a few years ago when our kids were young and played together during bible study. Katherines' smile outshone all in the room. We are devastated at the news of Katherine. The Lord is with all of you - especially now. We are praying for comfort and strength.

Much love;

Gary, Kathy, Matthew and Stephen Cali
Kathy Cali
November 6, 2014
God Bless all whom Katherine loved, her parents, relatives, and friends, and especially David Parker.
God of consolation, help them to comfort one another in their time of grief.
Dr. and Mrs Michael G. Martin
November 6, 2014
Dear Liudy and Pam,

Bob Masters told me about Katherine. I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort and strength during this most difficult time.
Chuck McKeever
November 6, 2014
I remember Katherine as a bubbly 8th grader at Bay Trail. She was always surrounded by friends that gravitated to her beautiful smile. My thoughts are with the Bukys family during this sad time.
Lynnette Rainey
November 6, 2014
Katherine was my neighbor and friend, and will be greatly missed. She was a bright light in our community.
My thought are with her family. I wish them peace at this difficult time.
Neil Prince
November 6, 2014
My condolences to Katherine's family. I only knew her for a few years but she was a very special person. It was my pleasure to know her. Carole Doran, Interlaken, NJ
November 5, 2014
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