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School of Architecture Communicator Elaine Wackerow Dies
Elaine D. Wackerow, 65, of Baldwinsville, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 24, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in Utica on Dec. 17, 1952, and was a graduate of SUNY Oswego. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and later worked as a marketing director for New Readers Press, a division of Laubach Literacy, for 10 years. She was currently employed as the communications director, for Syracuse University’s School of Architecture.
“Elaine was among the most valued and cherished members of the Syracuse Architecture community,” says Michael Speaks, dean of the School of Architecture. “She was at the center of so much that we do at the school and she loved and was committed to the students, faculty and her colleagues. She will be missed but certainly not forgotten.”
Elaine loved spending her spare time cooking, gardening, going on walks and watching Syracuse sports. She was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church. She is predeceased by her father, Francis Hunt.
Surviving are her husband of 40 years, David; her sons, John of Madison, New Jersey, and Paul of Charlotte, North Carolina; her mother, Florence Hunt of Palm Coast, Florida; sister, Barbara (Michael) Sasario of Liverpool; niece, Kristin Bell and nephew, Michael Sasario, Jr.
Calling hours will be on Friday, April 27, from 5-8 p.m. at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 State Rt 31, Baldwinsville. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in King of Kings Lutheran Church, 8278 Oswego Road, Liverpool. Burial to follow in White Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, New York.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the American Liver Foundation, www.liverfoundation.org.