of Binghamton, NY
December 5, 2012
Anna Vizvary, 94, entered the peaceful rest of the Lord on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Binghamton, NY. She was born Anna Yowarski on April 19, 1918, in Endicott, NY to Anna and Michael Yowarski. Anna was predeceased by her elder son, Stephen L. Vizvary, Jr.; her sisters, Agnes, Helen, Irene and Mary; her brothers, George and Michael; and her former husband, Stephen L. Vizvary, Sr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Elena Vizvary of Sarasota, FL; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Vizvary of Conklin; her grandson, Stephen W. Vizvary and his wife Gina Torto Vizvary of Binghamton; her granddaughter, Jennifer Zarrelli and her husband Christopher Zarrelli of Conklin; her granddaughter, Maya Vizvary of St. Louis, MO; her grandson, Roman Vizvary of Atlanta, GA; her great-granddaughter, Corinne Zarrelli of Conklin; her sister-in-law, Wilma Youarski of Endicott; and several nieces and nephews. Anna was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Russian-Carpathian Church in Binghamton. A tireless volunteer who helped cook, serve and manage countless wedding banquets and pirohi sales at the church, she also served as an officer of the St. Michael's Mothers' Club for more than a decade. An independent woman, Anna raised two sons as a single mother, often working two jobs. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Anna will be remembered for her rapier wit, her generosity and her concern for others. The family wishes to acknowledge the compassion and skill of the nurses, physicians, therapists, aides and social workers at Elizabeth Church Manor Nursing Home who cared for Anna during the past seven years as she struggled with Alzheimer's disease. Funeral services will be held Monday 9 a.m. at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect St., Binghamton and 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church, 292 Clinton St., Binghamton where a Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rev. Dutko will conduct a prayer service Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Sunday 1-4 p.m. For those who wish to make a contribution to the memory of Anna, a farm girl at heart, consider a donation to heifer.org, which provides seeds, trees and livestock to impoverished farm families in 125 countries, or locally to CHOW.