Terry Wozniak, 1954-2021

 

Terry Joan Wozniak, 66, of New York City and formerly of Rolling Prairie, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

She was born July 18, 1954, in Russian-occupied Poland and later adopted as a child by James W. and Joan S. (Conjalka) Wozniak.

Terry spent her life serving others, her chosen vocation being a nurse. Graduating from Holy Cross School of Nursing in South Bend, Ind., in 1975, she first cut her teeth as a nurse in Chicago before taking her talents to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City in 1983. There, she came into her own as the staunchest of patient advocates, demanding both excellence and caring of her coworkers no matter how powerful or intimidating the doctor might have been. She had just retired last year after 36 years of dedicated service.

Terry absolutely adored her puppies, Molly and Suzy.  She was a member of St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church in New York City.

Terry is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Wozniak of Rolling Prairie; nieces and nephew, Leah (Dan) Anderson of Lakeland, Fla., Paul (Tina) Wozniak of Zanesville, Oh., and Lana (Patrick) Wooden of Fishers, Ind.; a host of grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Daniel IV, Joshua, Katie, Leo, Brianna and James; her special friends, Peggy, Jean and Tina; all her co-workers/work-family at Lenox Hill Hospital; and her dear friends at Sherman Towers in New York City, which she called home the last 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dennis Wozniak.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, Ind. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, La Porte. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be made to any humane society or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Get Involved – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

2 Responses to “Terry Wozniak, 1954-2021”

  1. Jean Teoeli

    Mar 02. 2021

    Terry & I were friends for 40 years! Until we meet again…dear, sweet friend….

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  2. Penny Kerr

    Mar 13. 2021

    Mary, sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Hope you are doing well after Dennis’ passing. Has been a rough year for you, sorry. Take care and stay well.

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