David Kuryla, 85, of Seneca Falls, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Clifton Springs Hospital. Visitation will be Thursday, November 11 th from 5-7PM at Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday morning, November 12 th at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Church, 97 W. Bayard St., Seneca Falls. Interment to follow at St. Columbkille Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to either Mynderse Academy Above the Rim Basketball Boosters, 105 Troy St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148, Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 E. River Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165, or St. Patrick's Church - Parish Office, 35 Center St., Waterloo, NY 13165.
David was born in Seneca Falls, the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Woods) Kuryla. He was a graduate of Mynderse Academy, Class of 1955. After high school, David served in the US Army from 1958 - 1960. On October 23, 1965 he married Mary Short, and the pair shared in 40 years of marriage until her passing in 2006. He was employed with Gould's Pumps for over 42 years, and retired as Machine Shop Inspector. David was a member of the Seneca Falls Knights of Columbus, Council 222 where he attained the highest rank of fourth degree. David's biggest passion in life was attending Mynderse Academy basketball games, where he was known as their #1 fan. He was also a member of the Fir, Fin, & Feather Club of Seneca Falls for many years. In his spare time, David enjoyed making wine and tending to his vegetable garden.
David is survived by his son, James Kuryla; grandson, Samuel J. Kuryla who is proudly serving in the US Navy; sister-in-law, Bonnie Short, as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. David is predeceased by his parents and wife, Mary.
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Mynderse Academy Above the Rim Basketball Boosters
105 Troy Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148
Beverly Animal Shelter
50 East River Road, Waterloo NY 13165
St. Patrick's Church
St. Francis and St. Clare Parish, 25 Center Street, Waterloo NY 13165