Myron “Mike” and Rosalyn Nazar died within days of each other, Myron on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, and Rosalyn on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, both in Lewisburg.
They died as they lived, ever generous with their love. Myron, 93, was born in Hudson, NY. Rosalyn, 88, was born in Cohoes, NY.
They met through Roz’s best friend, Olga, at a Ukrainian dance in Troy, NY. Myron served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, while Roz attended Russell Sage College. After the war, he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They were married in 1949 and were devoted to each other for the next 67 years. Myron worked for many years as an engineer in General Electric in Schenectady, NY. After raising their three children in Glenville, NY, Rosalyn worked for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District. Following their retirement, they relocated to Lewisburg to be close to their daughter and her family and embraced their adopted home as Maga and Paga.
Myron and Rosalyn are survived by their beloved children, Andrea Nazar-Maki and husband, David Maki, of Lewisburg, Edward Nazar and wife, Carol, of Leawood, KS, and Michael Nazar and wife, Kate Callery, of Rochester, NY; adored grandchildren, Andrew and wife, Kelsey Nazar, Kristen Nazar and husband, Eric Phillips, William Nazar, Alice Nazar, Amelia Maki Brenner and husband, David Brenner, and Jacob Maki; three great-grandchildren; and a wide circle of devoted friends, including the kind and supportive staff at both The Seasons and hospice care.
A funeral Mass will take place at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 407 Walnut Street, Ronceverte, WV, at 12 PM on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Interment will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery in Saratoga, NY.
Following the funeral, friends are invited to join the family at a time of fellowship between 1-4 PM at the Old Stone Room, Carnegie Hall, 105 Church Street, Lewisburg, to celebrate Myron and Roz’s long and loving lives.
Those wishing to remember Myron and Roz in a special way are asked to do an act of kindness in their spirit and/or make a memorial contribution to a charity of their choosing.
Information submitted by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
Obituary originally published in the March 31, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.