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Carol Niederhofer Kuryla

January 30, 1944 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 76)


Carol Niederhofer Kuryla, 76, of Wake Forest North Carolina, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at William M. Dunlap Center for Caring (Transitions Hospice Home). She was born on January 30, 1944 in Cortland, New York to the late Laverne Niederhofer and Elizabeth Kahl Niederhofer.

Carol was very dedicated to her faith, church, and patron saint, St. Mary. She became involved in Catholic Charities in the 1970's where she first began fostering children, touching the lives of many for over 16 years. She then continued her passion for child care by babysitting for innumerable families, who are now considered family today. Carol was blessed to have many life-long friends whom she kept close to her heart and who contributed to her already large family. She leaves behind a large extended family whom she cherished very much.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 o’clock, Tuesday morning,  June 16, 2020 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in the church memorial garden.

Carol is survived by her children, Kas'ka Jones of Wake Forest, Karen Perez Kuryla & husband Carlos of Youngsville, Thomas Kuryla & wife Melicent of Youngsville and Travis Kuryla & wife Rosmery of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Andrew Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Diego Perez Kuryla, Tomás Perez Kuryla, Zachary Kuryla, Cassidy Kuryla, Leonelis Ortiz, Francisco Ortiz and Adrian Kuryla; her extended children & their family, Jo Wood of Truxton, NY and Robin Terchowitz of Syracuse, NY; siblings, Thomas Niederhofer, William Niederhofer, Heidi Heath; sisters by marriage, Judy Niederhofer and Mary Ellen Niederhofer; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alan Kuryla; siblings, Gary Niederhofer, Sue Mix, Robert Niederhofer, and Jimbo Niederhofer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607; or to the Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Of Living Stones Campaign, 520 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Arrangements by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400

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Mass of Christian Burial
June 16, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
600 West Holding Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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