Dorothy B. “Sunny” Sarzyniak

Dorothy B. “Sunny” Sarzyniak

Dorothy B. “Sunny”  Sarzyniak, 92, of Dunkirk, died Sunday morning, Feb. 5, 2017, at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab in Dunkirk.

She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late John and Mary (Kaminski) Krzesinski.

A retired employee of the former M. Wile Plant in Dunkirk, and at one time an employee of the former Van Raalte Corporation and during WWII and Wollensak in Rochester.

Dorothy put family first and foremost and also enjoyed to sew, sing and was well known for her infectious smile.

Her memberships included Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish Church of St. Hedwig, the parish Ladies Society, and former Lake Shore Senior Citizens Center in Dunkirk.

Surviving are her children, son James “Sarz” (Dee Dee Earle) of  Dunkirk; daughters Susan (Jim Sr.) Hurley of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Laura (Nicholas) Green of Fredonia; grandchildren Shannon (Ric) Juett of  Branson, MO, Ryan (Valerie) Hurley of Raleigh, NC, Jim Hurley Jr. of Dunkirk, Jeff Green of Fredonia, Meggie (Patrick Krull) Green of Warren, NJ and Christopher Green of Fredonia; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-daughter. Nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Stanley F. Sarzyniak, who died July 6, 1983; sisters Helen Ilgunas, Jennie Krzesinski, Martha Babiarz and Florence Pecora; and grandchildren Mike Hurley and Tracey Sarzyniak.

Relatives and friends are welcome to call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty St., Dunkirk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Hedwig’s Cemetery Fund. A message of remembrance can be left for the family at