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Disability Services Staff Member Dies; Services Scheduled
Kathleen Delavan, a staff member of the Office of Disability Services, died on Aug. 27 after an extended illness.
She began her affiliation with the Office of Disability Services as a communication assistant and, due to her terrific work ethic and skills, she became a full-time employee. She cared deeply about the students and always worked tremendously hard to support them as well as the staff and faculty with whom she interacted. Delavan was working toward a bachelor’s degree in social work from SU and was planning to go on to earn a master’s degree so she could continue to work with and advocate for students with disabilities.
Calling hours for Delavan will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 4-7 p.m. at the Newcomer funeral home at 705 N. Main St., N. Syracuse. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, at noon at Holy Cross Church at 4112 E Genesee St., De Witt.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kathy Delavan Family Trust, http://www.gofundme.com/b4o5og or P.O. Box 312, De Witt, NY 13214. Her obituary can be found at http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?n=kathleen-m-delavan-kathy-bergamo&pid=172301205&fhid=22220.