Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Amy Malecki

Amy Malecki, age 45 passed away on November 3, 2013.  She was born in Palm Bay, Florida to Nancy and Stanley who both preceded her in death.  Amy spent her childhood in Otego, New York and moved to Florida in 1995.

Amy only worked places she was passionate about and where she was able to make meaningful connections with people:  Friendlies, ARC of Otsego, Girl Scout Camp Amahami, Red Lobster, Magic Max, Andean Manna, ProSource and Stinsons Carpet One.
 
She was diagnosed with Lupus on 2000.  It did not define her and she chose with purpose not to allow Lupus to be a main character in her life.  She chose people, travel, fun, laughter, pitching softball and to be an advocate of pet rescue.  She chose to live in spite of Lupus.  Because of this choice her ending was quick and as graceful as one can imagine.  She leaves a hole that she would tell you to fill with the memories of her laughter... now... go adopt a pet.
 
Amy leaves to cherish her memory, Brothers: Jimmy, Ed and Bobby; Nieces and Nephews: Amanda, Joey, Nicholas, Brent, Kasey and Kyle; beloved rescue, Aarlie the dog; and many extended family and friends.  A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL 32811.  You may view the service by logging in to the following address at 1:30 pm on Saturday.  No password needed.

9 comments:

Lisa lang said...

Abraham Lincoln"it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years" Amy sure packed a lot of good times, friends, travel and love into hers. She probably smiled more in 45 yrs than someone twice her age. She enjoyed a high quality of life most never are fortunate to experience.

Gary Kelly said...

Amy had the largest personality & I will always remember her laughs, smiles, & love. My life is so much better because she was part of it.

Patty Reichenbach said...

I met Amy in 1985 threw her mom Nancy . She was such a pleasant young lady who anyone could instantly like and love. She helped me understand some things in life, that many people still don't understand and I will always be thankful to her for that. She was my friend and always will be. I have missed her and now I will miss her more.
Eddie, Joey, Amanda and family , keep the memories close to your heart and time will heal your sorrow.
Rest In Peace sweet Amy you will be greatly missed .
Say hello to your mom for me ,I miss her too.
Patty Reichenbach

Mattie Jones said...

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of your loved one. While you are grieving your loss; l hope you will find some comfort in Jesus' promise of the resurrection, when those who are sleeping in death (John 11:11) will be raised up and restored back to eternal life on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until that blessed promise is fulfilled and you are reunited with your loved one again, may Jehovah God grant you peace and comfort now, during this grevious time.-Matthew 5:4.

Mattie Jones said...

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of your loved one. While you are grieving your loss; l hope you will find some comfort in Jesus' promise of the resurrection, when those who are sleeping in death (John 11:11) will be raised up and restored back to eternal life on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until that blessed promise is fulfilled and you are reunited with your loved one again, may Jehovah God grant you peace and comfort now, during this grevious time.-Matthew 5:4.

Catherine Holmes said...

I knew Amy Malecki in the early 80's. She was a camper and really took to camping and girl scouting and paid it forward by becoming a counselor and working with kids at camp. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile. We were on a canoeing trip together that went down the Delaware and even braved Skinner's Falls. Good times indeed. Somehow we re-connected via Facebook and it's been great to see her posts and get an idea about the kind of person that she grew up to be. What strikes me is the abundance of happy photos and the outpouring of sentiments from so many friends and family. I am not surprised that she touched so many lives in such a positive way. I was so sorry to learn that she had Lupus and very sorry to learn of her passing. Godspeed, Ms. Amy. Godspeed. Let the wild rumpus start in heaven.

Anonymous said...

I worked with Amy @ The Arc Otsego in Oneonta NY. We connected instantly, but then it was Amy's way to invite you into her life. What a joy she was. A person could never be down with her around. My sympathies to the ones she left behind. I will pray for peace and comfort for you in this difficult time.

karen elliott said...

Did anyone love Halloween more than Amy?
I met Amy while working for Prosource. Always pleasant, caring and generous with her time and support. She will be missed by many but never forgotten. May Jesus welcome Amy with open arms. Rest in peace my friend. Love, Karen and Vince

Trevor and Jen Procter said...

From England we remember Amy with fondness and affection. We met her many years ago on our first visit to Orlando when we stayed with Anna and Amy. She fitted into our lives easily and loved being part of Anna's family. She would do anything to help us enjoy our stay. Sadly we saw Amy visibly experience the symptoms of her illness, joint pain, tiredness, and the side-effects of her medication. Amidst all this she never ever complained. This year our visit in May was our first for 3 years and we were so pleased that we were able to see Amy. She had deteriorated a lot and was obviously feeling very unwell but we still got hugs, her lovely smile and bright eyes. When asked how she was feeling, her response typically was "well you just have to deal with the cards you are dealt". Over the years, Amy showed us that she was loving, loyal to her friends and family, a hard worker, and above all brave and courageous. Her end was mercifully swift but nontheless tragic. We shall think of you Amy across the miles here in the UK. With love.