Kayla M. Hanczyk, 25

FULTON, NY – Kayla M Hanczyk, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday March 8, 2019, at the age of 25.

Kayla M. Hanczyk
Kayla M. Hanczyk

She was born to Mark and Annette (Cardinali) Hanczyk in Fulton, NY, on August 1, 1993.

While at G. Ray Bodley High School, she played soccer, lacrosse, was on the dance team and participated in many clubs.

She graduated from SUNY ESF with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Engineering in 2014.

While at ESF, she played soccer and forged many lasting friendships.

She worked for Northline Utilities where she found joy as a project manager working with a wonderful group of co-workers and friends.

Kayla’s passion was to live life to the fullest and make each day an adventure.

Her hobbies and talents were endless.

But, the things she enjoyed most were hiking, camping, rock climbing, snowboarding, biking, cooking, photography and travel.

Her enthusiasm was contagious and through it she made a lasting impression on everyone she met.

She had an unquenchable desire to never stop learning and to make the earth a more sustainable planet.

Her family and friends were her priority and she always strived to make their world a more positive and joyful place.

She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Annette Hanczyk of Fulton; her brothers, Steven Hanczyk of Potsdam, NY, Dan (Erin) Hanczyk of Jay, NY, and Mike (Carmen) Hanczyk; niece, Cassie of Madisonville, Tenn.; her boyfriend, Matt Murray of Albany, NY; grandparents, Sigmund and Lorelei Hanczyk of Fulton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Gil and Charlotte Cardinali.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

A funeral mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15, officiated by Father Joseph Scardella, at Holy Trinity Parish, corner of Rochester and South Third streets, Fulton.

For those wishing, contributions can be made to one of the following in Kayla’s memory: The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at – cholangiocarcinoma.org/get-involved/donate/ or
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center at – adirondackwildlife.net/index.html

Foster Funeral Home



  1. Mark and Annette my heart is broken knowing your pain. Prayers for Kayla and your whole family. She was surely an example of how to be brave and live life to the fullest.

  2. I’m so so sorry , my heart is broken and I’ll always miss Kayla May have been many years since we’ve spoke but she’s was always in my heart along with all of you , my prayers and wishes are with all of you

  3. Mark and Annette,
    I wish I had the words to help ease your pain and sadness. Kayla was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She left a piece of herself in everyone she cared about and in her short time here on earth, she made a difference in so many ways. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

  4. To the family of this amazing child
    My whole hearted thanks for the amazing donation to Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in memory of this lovely young woman who was taken too soon.
    We will erect a wildlife rehabilitation center in her honor, so her memory will live on forever .
    All my fondness’

    Wendy B Hall, founder Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

  5. Mark, Annette and Family,
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your very Precious Daughter. My heart aches for both of you and your Family. It hurts me deeply knowing the pain that you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. So very sorry for your incredible loss. I didn’t have Kayla in school but I’m sure she was as bright and passionate about anything she did. I knew your boys and had at least one of them. The gates of heaven will certainly open wide for her !!!!???

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Our daughter Ashley considered Kayla a dear friend and we had the privilege of her smiling face at our home several times. Our hearts go out to you and your family. She will be so very missed by so many. Cathy and Dave Miller

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