Catherine E.
Rochester: Sunday, September 30, 2007 at age 83. Survived by her husband, Leo T. Sawyko; her daughters, Marcia Spence and Connie McVay; son-in-law, Ronald Schuster; step-children, Stephany (Robert) Barker, Leon (Anne) Sawyko, Theodore Sawyko and Paul (Mary Jo) Sawyko; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her first husband, Bernhart Steger and daughter, Sandy Schuster. Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass, Wednesday 9:30AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. (no prior calling hours). Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or to the chrity of your choice in her memory.

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  1. I know that to be a success in life, your family must be a reflection of the greatness you created. Kate, I must say, your family is incredible. With Barney, Marsha, Sandy and Leo and all of their families…everyone who surrounded you was truly unique and special. I have known you since 1956 when your youngest daughter and I became best friends. You were always a sweet, sincere person. I will always be grateful to you for my having a ‘soulmate’ in my friend, your daughter, Connie. We had so much fun through the years. Now, it is 2007 and we are still friends. You deserve a great reward in heaven, and your life will definitely be declared a SUCCESS! That’s the bottom line…that’s what it is all about. You did it very well. Many people loved you dearly, and are better because you lived on this earth.

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