Irene Kanazawich
Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home
326 Prospect St.
Binghamton, NY
Kanazawich, Irene

Irene Kanazawich 93 fell asleep in the Lord on November 22, 2016 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Kanazawich, her parents, Rt. Rev. Joseph and Pani Anna Zelechivsky, brothers, Lubo, Walter, and John and Melvin and her sister, Hope Nahod. Irene is survived by two daughters, Paula Kent and Karen Tencza, her son, John Kanazawich and her daughter-in-law, Patti Kachmar, two grandchildren Sean (Ashley) and Katie Kanazawich, her sister, Olga Kulik and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church and its choir. Irene was a graduate of the Rhode Island Conservatory of Music. She taught piano and voice. She performed with TCO, ballet schools, theatre groups, and big bands. Funeral service will be held Monday 11am at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 21 St. John's Parkway, Johnson City with the Rev. Father Ivan Synevskyy officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rev. Synevskyy will conduct a prayer service Sunday 5pm at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton where the family will receive friends, Sunday 2-5pm.

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Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home
326 Prospect St., Binghamton, NY
Prayer Service
Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home
326 Prospect St., Binghamton, NY
parish cemetery
, NY
Funeral service
St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Church
21 St. John's Parkway, Johnson City, NY
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Mrs. Kanazawich was my piano teacher at the RI Conservatory. I've always wondered where she was and what happened to her. Sorry to hear she passed away -- she was a jewel. Sincere condolences to her family. Mary Keogh Heaney, South Windsor CT
February 15, 2018
John - Sorry you've lost your mom but what a great and interesting life she had. I'd like you to contact me sometime. I used to deliver your mail on the eastside and you helped me with my piano once. Message me on facebook when you can.
I know you'll celebrate your mom's life. She made a beautiful family and many memories for you all.
Brenda Karika
December 22, 2016
Juhn- so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She taught our boys and myself for many years and I always enjoyed visiting her kitchen and kidding her about only orange juice inside !! She will be missed by many , many people !!
Cyndra,Alan Goffa
December 21, 2016
I am deeply saddened to hear of Irene's passing. She was the mother of my former girlfriend Karen Kanazawich and we exchanged Christmas cards for over thirty years.
Ronald Wieck
December 15, 2016
I loved Irene so much. She was a wonderful piano teacher and a sweet free spirit!!! What wonderful memories I have of her!!!!


Elizabeth Chernewych
Matthews, NC
December 13, 2016
I have so many fond memories of Irene. She played piano for Jan DeAngelo and Co when I was a kid, and she was always very sweet and a joy to be around. My condolences to the family.
Dallas DeFee
November 30, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Irene. I have years of memories with her in all of the theater groups we were in together. She was the bestmulti-talented, fun loving and a character. I am sure she is still entertaining in heaven. RIP Irene
Claudette Guarnieri Drankoski
November 29, 2016
Sincere condolences, John and Family on Irene's passing. She will be sorely missed in our community and as a friend.
Love and Light.
Cyndra,Alan Goffa
November 29, 2016
John & Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tilly Carbo
November 28, 2016
She was a great lady and a talented musician! So sorry for your loss.
~Dr. Richard Fitzgerald
November 28, 2016
Aunt Olga and sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you both
Nadine Kalada
November 28, 2016
To the Kanazawich family, so sorry for your loss -your Mom was a lovely talented lady --thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Nadine (Matias) Kalada
November 28, 2016
Olga & Natalie,
So sorry for your loss.
Irene is probably singing & leading
the Choir in Heaven now.
Memory Eternal!
Mary Buckingham
Mary Buckingham
November 27, 2016
Between the opera and musical theatre I practically grew up with Irene. She played for virtually every group in this area and spent years as an accompanist for the opera as well as one of its singers. God Bless you Irene and your family at this time. A life long and well lived.
Tony Villecco
November 27, 2016
Irene gave me many piano lessons in my senior retirement years. She was a very talented and delightful lady - a pleasure to know.
Fred Wagner
November 26, 2016
John & Family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss and extend our sincere condolences to you all during this time.
Jeanette & Joe Coury
November 26, 2016
Ellen Barnett
November 26, 2016
So very Sorry for your loss.
Lisa Stachyra
November 26, 2016
John and all

Irene was a very important part of many lives in the Triple Cities. She encouraged us all but was also not afraid to tell it like it is. Everyone could always count on "Reenie". Not only was she a great teacher and accompaniast, but she was a friend. She always brought a smile. Prayers to you and all the family at this time. I am sure Irene was met by welcoming arms of friends and family.
Dennis Shaul
November 26, 2016
I remember when I was a little girl would go down to the Masonic Temple and see Irene perform and also the rehearsals. Going to miss dear Aunt Irene. Sang at St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Church choir in Johnson City,NY. Memory Eternal Sweet Aunt.

From: niece Natalie Corwin.
Natalie Corwin
November 26, 2016
So sorry for your loss, your mom was my neighbor when I was growing up, always so nice to us, will always remember her car with the note painted on the trunk.
Gail "Briggs" Lisiesky
November 26, 2016
Patti and family, Ken and I send our heartfelt condolences. Mrs. Kanazawich was a kind woman and I enjoyed our little chats whenever I saw her at your salon. She was especially kind to Layla and their talks were always quite interesting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Ken, Pat Worden
Pat and Ken Worden
November 26, 2016
Kanazawich Family, Our sincere and heartfelt condolences and prayers. Nataliya and Mike Gulachok
November 25, 2016
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