Mary A. Obuhanich, 76, Alfred


Mary A. Obuhanich – 76 – of 59 West University St., Alfred, NY, died Wednesday afternoon (February 22, 2023) at Highland Park Rehab & Nursing Facility in Wellsville, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on September 24, 1946, she was the daughter of Nicholas “Nick” & Gertrude “Gert” (Baker) Obuhanich.

As a child, Mary’s family resided in many locations throughout the years (due to her father’s job with the FBI) including Norfolk, VA, Detroit, MI, Buffalo, NY, Elmira, NY and Cleveland, OH before moving to the Alfred area in 1961.  She was a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School (class of 1964) and later attended Olean Business Institute and Alfred State College.

Mary had been employed at the Alfred State College Book Store for several years.  After working various other jobs in the Alfred area, she was employed for many years as a resident assistant for the Steuben ARC, primarily in Canisteo, NY.  She retired about 12 years ago.

She was a longtime member of the Alfred-Rural Cemetery Association where she served as secretary.  In her younger years, Mary was an avid golfer and a member of the Hornell Country Club and also enjoyed bowling in several women’s leagues.  She was a Fighting Irish of Notre Dame Football & Basketball fan and also loved rooting for the Buffalo Bills — especially during the Super Bowl years.

Mary will be remembered as a loving & caring woman who enjoyed helping family & friends in any way that she could especially serving as a “care-giver” when someone was sick or in need.  She will be sadly missed by all those who had the good fortune of knowing her!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick & Gert Obuhanich.

Surviving are 2 brothers, Nick (Lyn) Obuhanich of Grandville, MI and Mike Obuhanich of Belmont, NY; 2 nieces, Marcy Obuhanich and Michelle Obuhanich; 1 nephew, Lucas Obuhanich along with numerous special cousins.

At Mary’s request there will be no calling hours.  A Memorial Service / Celebration of Life will be held at a time, place and date to be announced.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Mary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105

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