Arpina M. Amiraian, age 61, of Radisson in Baldwinsville N.Y. died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, FL. after a courageous battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.
She was born in Utica, New York on July 20, 1949, the daughter of George K. & Marian (Dirtadian) Amiraian. She was raised and educated in Utica and attended SUNY Oswego Teachers College. She received her Masters Degree in Reading from Syracuse University and continued courses toward her PHD in Literacy.
On August 19,1994, she married Joseph P. Bilecki. The couple recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary.
Ms. Amiraian was a reading specialist with the City of Oswego School District in many of the elementary schools. She also served as the original Chairperson of Reading Curriculum K-6 for some years and was a certified New York State Administrator. She retired in 2004.
In her retirement she enjoyed knitting, painting, and language arts. She also was a docent at the Everson Museum of Central New York.
Ms. Amiraian is survived by her most beloved husband, Joseph P. Bilecki; her mother, Marian of Boynton Beach, Fl; her sister & brother-in-law, Annette and Daniel Maggio, of Coconut Creek, FL; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Arsen & Debra Amiraian, of Lake Worth, Fl, David & Donna Amiraian, of Latham, NY and George & Angela Amiraian of Sunrise, Fl.; nieces Kristin(Amiraian) Grohs, Karin (Amiraian) Williams, Dana Amiraian and Marissa Amiraian; two step sons and a step daughter-in-Law Joseph and Sally (Santangelo) Bilecki of Liverpool and David Bilecki of Liverpool; a grand nephew, Henry Williams; a grand niece, Sophia Grohs; two step grandsons, Cosmo & Isaac Bilecki. She is also survived by several Aunts and Uncles, and many cousins.
Ms. Amiraian is predeceased by her father, George K. Amiraian.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 Route 31, Baldwinsville, NY. Funeral services will take place at the Maurer Funeral Home on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:00 AM with interment following at 1:00pm in New Forest Cemetery, Utica, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be considered to: Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (www.cholangiocarcinoma.org) and Hospice By the Sea, Inc. Boca Raton, Fl (www.hbts.org) Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.