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Bonnie Dunay Dies; Fought Long Battle with Brain Cancer
Bonnie Ann Dunay, 51, of Cicero passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, after an eight-year battle with brain cancer. She was a manager in Information Technology and Services.
She was born in Kingston, Pa., on June 23, 1962, to Sandra and James Marks. She graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School and received a degree in computer science from Bloomsburg University. She also received her master’s degree from Syracuse University, where she was employed for the past 28 years.
“Bonnie’s legacy at the University will forever be felt by many and we will miss her smiling face, willingness to lend a helping hand, and passion to make the University better for all community members,” says Christopher Sedore, associate vice chancellor for academic operations.
She was married to Joseph Dunay on July 21, 1984. She loved photography and devoted her life to her children by attending all of their sport events; she was their biggest fan. She cheered for her children on the field while she fought her own battle off the field.
Dunay is survived by her husband of 29 years, Joseph Dunay; daughter Chelsea and son Mitchell, all of Cicero; parents, James and Sandra Marks of Lady Lake, Fla.; sister, Susan Williams of Kingston, Pa.; brother Gary Marks of Media, Pa.; brother Robert Marks of Pinehurst, N.C;. and brother Thomas Marks of Lancaster, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-laws.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, from 3-7 p.m. at Farone & Son Funeral Home, 1500 Park St. A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Cicero, 8229 Brewerton Rd.
Contributions may be made to Team Bonnie Dunay, for her children’s education, c/o Karen Barnes, 112 Williams St., North Syracuse, N.Y., 13212.