Andrew Zaricznyj
Mathewson-Forani Funeral Home, Inc.
206 Kinne St
East Syracuse, NY
Andrew M. Zaricznyj July 10, 2021 Andrew M. Zaricznyj, age 53, peacefully passed away on July 10, 2021 after a brief illness. Andrew was a life-long resident of Syracuse, New York. Andrew is survived by his mother, Jeanne M. Zaricznyj, a brother, Timothy Zaricznyj, two sisters Christine Izzo (John) and Melanie Cifonelli (John), his caregiver and friend of 33 years, Charles "JR" Tifft, nephews, Paul, Jack and David and his niece Samantha. Andrew was predeceased by his father Orest Zaricznyj in 1984. Andrew embraced and enjoyed all of the simple things in life. Andrew spent plenty of time with JR's family at camp and was friendly with everyone as he canvassed the area in the golf cart. He loved attending and watching all different types of sporting events. Andrew enjoyed spending time at Syracuse University football and basketball games, but was also quite content spending the night at the bowling alley or watching events on TV. During the week, Andrew was fortunate to spend time with the caring staff at Galeville ARC of Onondaga Day Habilitation Center in Liverpool. While Andrew was a man of few words, his zest for life and smile brought joy to those who worked with him and knew him. Although Andrew's presence will be missed, his memory and the impact he has had on others will live on. Andrew's family would like to extend their deep gratitude to JR Tifft. Your dedication and care for Andrew for over 30 years is unparalleled. You filled Andrew's adult life with family, friends and experiences that brought him joy and fulfillment. Services to celebrate Andrew's life will be a private. If you would like to provide a donation in memory of Andrew, please consider two agencies who have been a tremendous support for Andrew. ARC of Onondaga (600 South Wilbur Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204) or Onondaga Community Living (518 James St. Suite 110, Syracuse, NY 13203) to benefit individuals in our community who require additional support to live a full and active life. Leave condolences at

Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Jul. 21 to Jul. 25, 2021.
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Andrew you will be forever missed here at Galeville. Your infectious smile that would just make everyone stop in their shoes and look back at you and smile. You brighten our days. We will miss you forever. Until we meet again Andrew!!!
Amber Raymond (PM at Galeville)
July 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss,Melanie
Sue Newman
July 24, 2021
My Condolences to andrews family..of all the people i have had the pleasure of taken care of, Andrew was my favorite. If you knew andrew you knew andrew had a way of letting you know who was the boss. Andrew had a way of getting his point across with me, looking into those big blue eyes i could never say no to andrew and of course he knew it, andrew knew i was the silly fun worker that did things to make him laugh, so he constantly did things to make me laugh also. I just arrived in Syracuse for a visit on July 13 and thought of Andrew, so i rode by both houses he lived in, as i sat here reading i came across Andrews obituary this morning and it saddened my heart to realize he was no longer with us. I will always remember Andrew as my favorite and lovable man that he is.
lynette cathcart
July 22, 2021
I´m so sorry to see you go Andrew! You have been a big part of our family for years! I know your running free now! Sleep easy my friend! You will be missed by all who´s lives you touched!
Christine Kiely
July 21, 2021
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