Shirley A. Dzula



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Churchville: Sunday, December 6, 2009. Predeceased by her parents, Claude and Raida Dibble (Schweickhard); brothers, Claude and Harold Dibble. Survived by her loving son, Steven (Lois) Oas; loving daughters, Susan Johnson, Michele Nichols, Kimberly (Terry) Rabideau, Shannon Dzula, Nikole (Robert) Oakden; step-son, Steven Dzula III; sisters, Jane Barraford and Jean Dunn; her admiring 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces nephews and cousins; aunt, Jane Rudat. The family would like to thank the staff at the Pluta Cancer Center and Lifetime Care Hospice for the loving care given to Shirley. Friends may call Friday 3-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Funeral Home. Interment, Oatka Cemetery, Scottsville, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pluta Cancer Center in her memory.


  1. Kathy Colgan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sad to hear of the loss of your mother and one of my childhood icons. When I close my eyes and think of Mrs. Dzula, I remember her wearing the Tenthward Tiger coat, cheering at our games and the endless hours sitting in her kitchen just hanging out with us. Mrs. Dzula is such an integral part of my childhood and I will always hold memories of her dear to my heart. I will be thinking of all of you in the days, months and years to come. Even though mom is not here, she is in each of you and you will all carry on her legacy for generations to come.

  2. Laurie Mault on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Scott Mulcahy on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to Shirley’s family and friends for your loss. I have numerous fond memories of Shirley and the family that I will cherish forever. She was an extremely warm and caring person who always remained positive. I hope that the family can take comfort in knowing that she is in a much better place. In spite of your significant loss, I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season.

  4. Mickey Montante-Burns on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    May God bless and keep you in this time of struggle. Know that she was loved by many and will live on in your hearts forever. I will keep you all in my prayers. Remebering the good times we had with her growing up on Albemarle St. and trying to keep you all in line. She is always there to keep a watch over all that she loved.

  5. Sandra (Ashley) Turner on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sending all of you special prayers and deepest sympathy as you experience the loos of such a beautiful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. Shirley was such a loving person and she lives in all the people that she touched. Coming to her home as a teenager, I always knew that she would be there with open arms and that her heart was true and honest. My thoughts are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Sandra

  6. ruth cipriano on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    The Family of Shirley Dzula. The sadness you all share today in your hearts cannot be described. Time and prayers will help ease the burden. You all are such a caring family and can lean on each other for strength. Shirley was so ill and her love of family and friends gave her the courage to go on. She has left for a better place where there is no pain anymore only happiness. She always remembered Steve and family and accepted them into her heart. From one mother to another, thank you Shirley. God bless you all.

  7. Jane McBride, Jean Dunn, Cindy Galitzdorfer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    This Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend will be sorely missed. Her absence will be felt every where we go, every minute. But now she is watching over us all, just as she did on earth.

  8. Mary Ellen King on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Shannon and her family, My condolences on your mom’s passing. I know you loved her deeply and she will be missed. My prayers are with you. Your longtime friend Mary Ellen King

  9. Michelle (Potter) McClain on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Dzula family, I sorry for your loss.

  10. Jennifer Brown on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the entire Dzula Family, I am so very saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful women. I have so many fond memories from your house on Knickerbocker. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything at all, feel free to contact me. Much Love, Jenny Brown

  11. Tracy (Enright) Ranney on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Very sorry for your loss.

  12. Steve and Lois on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You were a precious gift from God above, so much beauty, grace and love. You touched our hearts in so many ways, your smile so bright even on the bad days. You heard God’s whisper calling you home, you didn’t want to go and leave us alone. You loved us so much, you held on tight, till all the stregnth was gone and you could no longer fight. He had called your name twice before, you knew you couldn’t make him wait anymore. So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away, knowing that with our love we will be together again some day. Until we meet again….. We love you, Steve and Lois

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