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July 1, 2023
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Galina Kass, of Baldwinsville, died peacefully at 91 on July 1, 2023 after a brief illness, with loved ones by her side. Galina was born on March 27, 1932 in Mariupol, Ukraine to Simeon and Olga Tiupak. While immigrating to the US Galina met and fell in love with Walter Kass, who was also an immigrant from Ukraine. They married on August 12, 1951 in New York City.
Galina was predeceased by her husband, Walter in 1996; her son Walter, in 2003, and daughter -in-law Linda in 2018. Surviving is her son, Alexander (Karen) Kass, Grandsons: Andrew (Stacy) and Brian Kass and great-grandchildren Benjamin and Holly Kass of Vista, CA.
Galina worked as an Instructor, at Syracuse University, teaching the Russian language. She loved that work and was fluent in 6 languages. She was also very active, sharing her faith as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Galina thoroughly enjoyed teaching others about the Bible and helped many come to love and serve God.
Anyone who knew Galina would mention that she was much younger looking and acting than her years would indicate. She had a spunky and strong personality, and enjoyed living life to its fullest. Galina was well-known by the Baldwinsville Community as "the lady riding her bike"- She lived independently and prided herself by doing most of her own cooking, cleaning, shopping and riding her bike up until her illness.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 6th at 3pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, located at 1900 W Fayette Street, Syracuse. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to JW.org.