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Kathleen M. Urschel (March 3, 1964 – November 9, 2010)
Kathleen M. Urschel, 46, of Baldwinsville passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. She was born in Fulton and was a graduate of Cazenovia College, Syracuse University and Onondaga School of Massage. Kathleen won a cycling silver medal at the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996 and was inducted into the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. She was predeceased by her 2 seeing eye dogs; Opie and Opus and her mother, Jane A. (Lawson) Urschel in 2002.
Survivors: Her father, Richard N. Urschel of Baldwinsville; 2 sisters, Lynn (Stephen) Hyman of Kingston, Wash., and Maryjo (Dr. Scott Reinhart) Swizdor of Jamesville; two brothers, Richard (Brigitte) Urschel of Louisville, Ky., and Randy (Sue) Urschel of Buffalo; Nieces, Kelsie and Brie; Nephews, Steven, Joel, Nick, Justin and Adam; her seeing eye dog, Sandra and devoted friend, Dr. Steven Wechsler.
Services: 8:45am Monday, November 15, 2010 at Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville and 9:30am at St. Stephen Church, Phoenix. Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery. Calling hours are 2-6pm Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the funeral home, 93 Downer Street.
Contributions: Guiding Eyes For The Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 or you may contribute online at www.guidingeyes.org