Carolyn Schutze Featherstun Martin Wandryk passed away Feb. 17 at the age of 80, at the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia, N.Y. with loved ones near.
Carolyn grew up with her brother, Steve, in Maplewood and South Orange, N.J. and summered in Southold. She loved Long Island and teaching third grade at Cutchogue East and Mattituck Elementary schools for close to 30 years. She loved spending time with children and always had a smile and chuckle recalling many beautiful stories. To this day her students remember the fun they had in Mrs. Featherstun’s Class and after marrying Jim Martin, Mrs. Martin’s class. Her passion for teaching never waivered.
Her son Bradley, wrote “Mom loved music and always filled our home with the sounds of the latest records she bought through the mail. Besides family, teaching and music her other true love were her many dogs, whom she loved dearly all of her life.”
After her beloved husband, Jim Martin, passed away she relocated to Batavia, living near her son, Craig, and his wife, Lori. While living in Batavia, she was blessed with another chance at love with a very special man named Frank Wandryk, whom she married in 2003. This expanded her family, blending her children and their families with Frank’s daughter Debbie, her husband Terry and their son, Jake; and his son Frank Jr., all whom she loved very much. Carolyn’s sons Bradley and his wife, Marianne and Doug and his wife Kim, although miles away, were always with her in her heart.
Carolyn was lucky enough to have many grandchildren: CJ, Christopher, Shawn, JD, Mariella and Alyssa, all who loved their “Nana.” She loved being a grandmother and would light up when they were with her.
Mom, Nana, was loved and will be missed greatly. Her big smile and hearty laugh will be remembered always.
There are no calling hours. Donations in Carolyn’s memory can be made to Volunteers For Animals, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.
This is a paid notice.