Andrea

November 23, 1981 ~ July 28, 2021

Born in: Rochester, New York
Resided in: Rochester, New York

Andrea K. Szozda (Dunn)

Greece:  Suddenly on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at age 39.  Andrea went home to be with her father, Edward R. Szozda; father-in-law, Arthur Dunn. Andrea is Survived by her loving mother, Margaret Lynn Szozda; devoted husband, Shawn Dunn; her pride and joy, Jenavieve Dunn; dearest brother, Edward M. (Bridget) Szozda; mother-in-law, Carol Dunn; aunts, uncles, cousins, niece, nephew; best friend, Anthony Maletta; special family friends, Dorothy and Charles Scott; and many loving friends.

Andrea was a graduate of Kendall High School graduated from Neumann College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Education at St. John Fishers. She became a Science teacher for the Rochester City School District and most recently was stepping into the role of lead teacher at East High School.  She took great pride in making a difference to children’s education and spent countless hours improving her lessons plans to try and more fully engage her students.

In her spare time, she loved being creative and planned the best parties!  Basketball was her sport, especially during her school years. After marrying the love of her life, her greatest accomplishment was their daughter, Jenavieve.  She loved Jenna and Shawn with all her heart and more. To say she was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend is an understatement. Andrea was larger than life! At six foot two inches tall you couldn’t miss her but it was her engaging smile and humor that drew you to her. Then when you got to know her, her love for life, devotion to family and friends you could not help but love her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Andrea’s visitation will be held Monday, August 2, 2021, 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday, August 7th at 10:00 AM at St. Mark’s Church, 16789 Kenmor Road Kendall, NY 14476.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rochester Animal Services, 184 Verona Street Rochester NY 14608 or American Heart Association 300 5th Avenue Suite 6 Waltham, MA 02451 in her memory.

Services

Visitation: August 2, 2021 4:00 pm - August 2, 2021 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Service: August 7, 2021 10:00 am

St. Marks Church
16789 Kenmor Road
Kendall , NY 14476


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Andrea K. Szozda (Dunn) 's name.

American Heart Association

300 5th Avenue Suite 6
Waltham,, MA

Rochester Animal Services

184 Verona Street
Rochester, NY

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  1. Shawn, Lynn and Ed
    I am so sorry. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and of course Jenevieve.

    🙏🙏

    With love
    Cousin John Scholz

  2. I remember meeting Andrea and Shawn about 4 years ago when they were walking by my house. We were remodeling our kitchen and they inquired about the windows on our lawn. I gave them to them, Andrea had plans for them. I always enjoyed watching Andrea and Shawn walk by my house with their little girl and their dog. My deepest sympathy to the entire family, especially to Shawn and their little girl. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Every now and then I saw Andrea at the gym. Andrea always had something to say that made me laugh. I am so sorry to hear of her death.

  4. Andrea was always so upbeat and positive. She was always there when you needed a friend. Shawn if you need to talk or anything at all, please call or text 24/7. Love you.

  5. Andrea was such a loving and caring friend. She always had a smile on her face and she was always there for her friends and family. Shawn, if you need anything please ask.

  6. I played basketball with “Squirt” at Neumann. She was so fun and upbeat always!!! I am so sorry for you and Jenna! She was an amazing person and will be greatly missed.

  7. I worked with Andrea before we truly became friends. She reached out to me when I had nobody. We confided in each other, joked and had the best lunch or dinner at Sinbad’s. I’m really gonna miss our talks about life, our lesson plans and how the first day of school went. She made a great impact on her students, advocated for many, stood her ground for her beliefs and made us all laugh! Shawn, that girl loved YOU!

  8. Your beautiful family lit up the space when you came to worship. Such joy you spread. I pray that your family receives all that you need at this time. I am so very sorry for our loss. Peace be with you all with love,

  9. Andrea’s graceful beauty truly shined from the inside — she was a confident, caring leader and colleague who truly loved her students. It was an honor to have known and worked with her.

    Thank you Andrea for sharing your smile and generous human warmth with me! Rest in Peace, My Friend. I will look for your sparkling spirit in the nighttime sky.

    My sincerest sympathies to the Szozda-Dunn family.
    Mary Meyers

  10. I met Andrea many years ago working in a doctor’s office. We started on the same day and became good friends since. Even though we didn’t see each other often, we stayed in touch over the years and celebrated many special occasions together. She was so smart, funny and well-rounded. Such a special person to me and I will miss her so much. I will always keep her family in my prayers and wish them healing. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  11. Dear Shawn and Andrea’s Family,

    I am so very sorry to learn of Andrea’s sudden passing. I worked with Andrea at IAT. Such a gentle soul to students and colleagues! I was impressed with her dedication and enthusiasm. My sincerest condolences and may Andrea’s memory be a blessing.

    Nancy Braiman

  12. Our deepest sympathy to Shawn and Jenna, and all of Andrea’s family and friends! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this extremely sad time! The video tribute was truly her love story and very beautiful!

  13. My deepest condolences to her family .Miss szoda will forever be missed she was awesome THE MOST Amazing energetic teacher at Franklin we had the most amazing .The funny dances she did in the hallway or she used. Say “what are doing in the hallway Girl in szoda voice “ lol one the best the best teacher I had at Franklin . I send my prayers to her family and most all to her husband and daughter.

  14. I will always picture her great smile and remember her genuine kindness. It was a pleasure having her in chorus for 6 years. She was a model student and a very hard worker.
    Nancy Pierce Marsden

  15. Andrea will forever be a part of our sister family. I’ll cherish all of the fun times and conversations about life we had. She will be missed terribly, but never forgotten. Her smile, contagious laugh, and beauty will live on forever in our hearts.

  16. I worked with Andrea at the Bioscience HS at Franklin a long time ago. She was a great person and always fun to talk to. I’m so sad to hear of her passing and my heart breaks for her husband and her daughter the most, but also her family and friends. May you find strength at this difficult time. All my love.

  17. Andrea was the straight and narrow that everyone in Kendall looked up to. She was truth, light and oh by the way, a friend. Andrea, our son, Tyler, admired you so much. Our hearts are sad for your passing. Love to your family. Mary mcgonigal

  18. My deepest condolences to her family. I worked with Andrea at Bioscience on Franklin campus. She was such a fun loving person. I am shocked to hear this news. May God give strength to her family.

    Sandy Gupta

  19. Chad and I are truly saddened to hear of the loss of Andrea. She was always smiling, sweet, and easy to talk to. She was always a pleasure to be around. We were in high school together and the world feels a little more incomplete knowing she is gone. We want to send our condolences to Shawn and Jenna. May you always feel her love she had for you in your hearts and find some comfort in your memories you made together. We are so sorry for your loss.

  20. I am saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Andrea. I have worked with Andrea on various science initiatives in RCSD. She was very well respected with the District and was definitely a bright spot in the District. My sincerest condolences to her family.

  21. Mrs. Szozda was one of the best and funniest teachers I’ve ever had. I’m gonna really miss seeing her and hugs from her. She was never boring she was always fun. She had fun and made jokes and we all enjoyed having her as a teacher.

  22. Andrea was a kind caring person and a loving mother to Jenna and wife to Shawn. We were her next door neighbors and would see Andrea playing with Jenna. Such a loving family.

  23. She was one of my 9th grade teachers and one of my favorites. She made learning biology so fun and interesting. She always smiled even on the worst days. Its unbelievable this happened. My condolences to the family.

  24. Miss Szozda was my teacher at Franklin and hands down one of the best for sure. She made coming to class and learning so much fun and genuinely cared about her students. My Deepest condolences goes out to her husband, daughter and the rest of her family what a loss
    She’ll truly be missed!

  25. I have known Andrea since she started teaching at Franklin, and I was her substitute when she was on maternity leave for Jenna. She was an amazing teacher, one of those who came by it naturally. Her passion for science, the care and creativity she put into every lesson was obvious. The kids knew she cared, that she meant business and was fun and energetic, a tough balance to always get right. When I was at Franklin I would often stop in and chat and like others we talked about teaching, life, Jenna, my grand kids, just everything. She was so in love with Shawn and was a great mother to Jenna. I was happy to see her thriving at East and to finally get to use her talents to help other teachers. I miss her already and I know she would want each us to live our lives to the fullest, in honor of Andrea that is exactly what I plan on doing. My love and prayers go out to Shawn, Jenna, her Mom❤️, brother and all her friends and colleagues.

  26. From the few times I was lucky enough to meet Andrea, she lit up the room with her bright personality. So positive, funny, and brilliant, she was a joy to be around and interact with. One could only hope to impact 1/10 of the lives it seems Andrea has.
    All of her family and friends, especially Shawn and Jenavieve, are in our daily prayers.
    With love, the Batten Family

  27. It was always fun watching the Kendall girls basketball team when Andrea was on the court. There are no words to express our sadness at this time. Sending hugs to help carry you through this difficult time.
    Betsy McDonald and family

  28. Andrea was a friend I could always count on for advice, encouragement and a laugh. Going through pregnancy together and then having Jax and Jenna only months apart, it was nice to have her to talk through all of the changes in life we were going through. She was there through so many times in my life from playing basketball together from elementary school to high school and then finding each other again after college. I appreciated her candor. I appreciated her knowledge. I appreciated how genuine she was. She made a huge imprint on this world and the people she touched. She is so dearly missed. Shawn and Jenna you are thought of often and we are praying for you.
    With love and big hugs,
    Krissy Parsons

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