Mrs. Edith Elaine Styczynski, age 83 passed away on Monday December 7th, 2009 in Orlando. She was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Sourbier) Harris. She moved to Central Florida from Connecticut in 1979 and was employed as a Screen Printer in the paper goods industry. She was preceded in death by daughter Dawn Prosser (December 1989). Edith leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Frank Styczynski; daughter Karen Serra; son, Gary Smith; sister Bernice Senkewitcz; brother, Everett Harris; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 2:00 PM.
"My Grandmother was my sunshine. No matter how dark and gloomy my world became, she was always there to brighten my day. Although sometimes there would be hundreds of miles between us, she was always just a phone call away. I will desperately miss those phone calls and the way we began each one by singing together Stevie Wonder's "I just called to say I love You". I will miss her smell, her smile and mostly her laughter. She was the most beautiful person I have ever known. She was my Mother and my best friend and I am so very proud to be Edith's Granddaughter. MISS YOU GRAM!!! Thank you, Amy Lewis"
The Lord Is the Heart of the Home and
the Home Is the Heart of Christmas
Memories to treasure are made of Christmas Day, and birthdays
Made of family gatherings and children as they play...
And always it is Gram who plays the leading part
In bringing joy and happiness to each heart
of her love one's .... when they were sad or hurt.
These memories grow more meaningful with every passing year,
More precious and more beautiful, more treasured and more dear...
And that is why at Christmastime there comes the
happy thought that she gave us.
Out of all these treasured memories that Gram's love has brought us.
For no one gives us more happiness them Gram did.
The understanding, kind and wise and selfless, loving
I wouldn't trade her for the world.
And of all the loving Gram's, the dearest one is you.
For you live Christmas every day in every thing we do!
Giod Bless you Love and will miss you dearly.
From Sandi Goodman
To My Loving GreatGrandmother...
To me she will always be remembered as a forgiver. No matter what I did, she would always be there for me. For anybody really. If you needed something she'd always be there. I was actually the 1st to see her in the condition she was in, It was hard. To walk in on the person like that, that has raised you since you were two days old is very rough. As I walked by, and glanced into her room, was not only the horrible odor that I faced but death himself lurked in the doorway. I felt his presence. To this day it's hard for me to walk into her room. It's so hard to deal with her passing. She was my mother in my eyes when my actual mother was not. She made me into the person I am today, and I have no regrets that she was. I embrace her charm, and her personality. Most of which was the outgoing part. That woman loved to be active. Her plants and her pets were her main things in life besides us. that is what I'll remember her as. Is a true loving and caring person but could always be a you know what if needed be. She took me and my cousin Dawn everywhere. Theme parks, Vacations, Flea Markets. You name it, we've been there and back. That's the person she was. Even though it's hard for me to get that picture out of my head of her just.... I still. Still think about the positive than of the negative. She wouldn't want any less of that from me or my family. She seen her duty throughout. All the way until I turned 18. She put up with a lot of crap, but still hung in there and did so even after they said she wouldn't. She was a Fighter, Lover, and most importantly my stubborn great-grandmother.
I Love You NaNa..... Todd
Edith, Gram, Grammy. Never Granny. She said it sounded too old. Her love was so big that everyone who met her remembered her with fondness. She had the attitude and outlook on life of a woman half her age. That's why her proclaiming she was "32 and holdin" made so much sense. She was there during every aspect of my life, even during the birth of my daughter. I feel truly blessed to have been
raised by such an incredible woman. I hope to keep forever the wisdom, values and strength that she has given me. Goodbye to you,my best friend, I love you Gram. Love, Brian
It is so difficult to realize you are no longer with us in body. The memories are too many to list. We will treasure all the weeks we spent visiting at Vistana and your visits to Conn.
Your zest for life was endless as was your love for your grand children and great grandchildren. We will all miss you. You have touched many lives and so your energy goes on. Until we meet again.
I was saddened to hear that Edith had passed away, but what helped bring comfort was to find that the Bible speaks of a time when death will be done away with:
Isa. 25:8, 9: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. . . . And in that day one will certainly say: ‘Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.’”
Also at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”
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