Mavis L. (Barber) Walczyk, 93 of Cayuga passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, April 6, 2022 in the comfort of her granddaughter's home .
She was born in Auburn, the daughter of the late Ernest and Estella (Roberts) Barber and had been life resident in the area. Mavis was a Weedsport High School graduate and licensed registered nurse graduating from the AMH 3-year program. As a traveling nurse and RN for more than 35 years, most of her employment was at Auburn Memorial Hospital. Mavis was proud to be part of the family-owned Barber-Welding Company that her father started. Mavis was skilled with her hands; either helping sick people, sewing many of her family's outfits, or masterfully working with wood . She also enjoyed assembling puzzles. This all paled in comparison to the love she had for her nine children and many grandchildren. She cherished all the special memories with her family.
She is survived by her loving children, Kathleen Walczyk Hultz, Cynthia Powers, Stephen (Barbara) Walczyk, Gregory (Debra) Walczyk, Elaine (Curtis) Dady, Thomas (Jennie) Walczyk, Timothy ( Mary Jo Kiggins) Walczyk, James ( Robin) Walczyk, Lynette ( Albert) Bielowicz, many grandchildren, great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, five siblings, Beatrice Hudson, Edith Ellery, Richard ( Stephanie) Barber, Nancy ( Ron Day) Fairman, Marilyn ( Walter) Hannig as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Mavis was predeceased by husbands Louis Walczyk and Ralph Black, several siblings and grandson Cristopher Walczyk.
Calling hours are today (Sunday) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St.,Auburn. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 11th at 10:00 am in Cayuga United Methodist Church.
A special thank you to Mavis's granddaughter's Jennette and Jeannine and great-granddaughter JaNetta for the excellent care and compassion that was shown to their grandmother welcoming her into their home until her passing.
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