Sylvia (Wood) Kuhne passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on January 18, 2013 at the home of her cousin, Gale Clark, in Woodville NY. She was 76 years old.
She was born in Watertown March 7, 1936 daughter of Willard M. and Merrilene (Forward) Wood. She attended Watertown public schools graduating from Watertown High School in 1954. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech & Dramatic Arts.
She was married to Mr. Robert F. Kuhne for 19 years. After raising her family, she obtained a master’s degree in Speech Pathology from California State University Northridge near Los Angeles, CA in 1985.
She worked as a speech pathologist in Ventura, California. In the late 1980’s she returned to Watertown to care for her parents. She worked for BOCES in Watertown until she retired in 2007.
She especially enjoyed summers at her cottage on Snowshoe Bay in Henderson Harbor. Her hobbies included reading, studying art history and collecting antiques.
Surviving family consists of a son and daughter-in-law, Bret (Marie) of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristin (Greg) Caffarelli of Naperville, IL; a brother, Donald (Christine) of Ventura, CA, two grandsons, Marcus Kuhne and Peter Caffarelli; two nephews, two great-nephews and a great-niece.
Sylvia’s life was marked by her love and generosity toward her family. All who knew her benefited from her life of moral integrity.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on July 18 at the Woodville Congregational Church in Woodville NY. A reception will follow at the church. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to the Woodville Congregational Church, 5868 County Road 120, Woodville, NY 13650, or to the Henderson Historical Society, 12581 County Road 72 Henderson, NY 13650
Online condolences may be made at reedbenoit.com.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
Friday, May 22, 2015, Watertown, NY
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