Sylvia Ann Zwieryznski, 78, of Beaver Falls, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Born June 6, 1938 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Biro) Farkas. Sylvia was a member of St. Monica’s Church (formerly St. Philomena’s).
Sylvia met the love of her life, her husband Pete Zwieryznski, when she was fifteen years old and together they created a beautiful family. She filled her roles as mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife and friend with unconditional, unwavering love and dedication.
Her love, generosity of spirit and Christian faith also founded her belief in giving back to her community as much as she could. She dedicated her time outside of homemaking to causes such as muscular dystrophy, the American Heart Association, and Meals on Wheels. She was also an active member of St. Philomena Parish, where she volunteered alongside dear friends cooking for funerals and weddings, and serving as a homeroom mother and cafeteria worker for the school. She helped raise her own grandchildren and helped to do the same for other families as well.
Sylvia Zwieryznski loved fiercely and, though her love will be missed each and every day, she has given us as much love as possible in one lifetime. She has inspired all of the lives she’s touched to keep loving and giving of ourselves just as fiercely.
Sylvia is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Peter H. Zwieryznski Sr.; three children; Peter (Jodi) Zwieryznski Jr., Stephen Zwieryznski, and LouAnn Zwieryznski; nine grandchildren; Petey (Kelli) Zwieryznski, Leanne Zwieryznski, Kelly Zwieryznski, Steve Zwieryznski Jr., Meikaela Zwieryznski, Stephanie Zwieryznski, Shawn (Amanda) Zwieryznski, Sarah Simmons, and Shane Zwieryznski; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Farkas, Steve (Norma) Farkas, and Frank (Wilma) Farkas; and four sisters, Goldie Thomas, Rose Bovalino, Esther Barnes and Sally Patton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Michael, Joseph and Anthony Zwieryznski; two brothers, Louis and George Farkas; and three sisters, Vera Farkas, Wilma Jean Custard and Margaret Nicgorski.
Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 1117 5th Avenue, Beaver Falls gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. where prayers will be held Saturday at 9:20am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Monica’s, Chippewa. Father Bill Schwartz will officiate.
A rosary will be recited on Friday at 7:30 in the funeral home.
Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. And her obituary was wonderfully reflective of who she was. After reading it I felt as if I knew her. I would say you were all lucky to have had her in your lives. Again, my deep sympathy.
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I will keep Mrs. Z. and all of you in my thoughts and prayers!
Peter, Steve and LouAnn,
Your mom was one of the best "neighborhood mom" around! She taught me how to play Croquet, Blind Man's Bluff, always had popsicles and let me stay for sleepovers! May she rest in peace.
Love, Chrissy Kopka
God Bless you all!
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Alan Crawford (Westinghouse Teacher)