Chris Ulanowski

May 30, 2011

Chris Ulanowski, 51; of Fulton. He was born to Edward and Agnes (Kalafut) Ulanowski of Buffalo, NY and he has been a resident of Granby since 1982. Mr. Ulanowski was a Journalist who graduated from Canisius College, Buffalo with a BA in History and Communications. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Rochelle C. “Shelley” Manley, 3 daughters: Charity Musielak of NJ, Lindsey Manley of IL, and Hillary Manley of NY and 4 siblings: Dolores Hastings, Maryanne Kern, Edward Ulanowski, and Marise Grosenbaugh all of NY and several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services and Burial will be held 9:00 AM Wednesday at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.


7 thoughts on “Chris Ulanowski

  1. Shelley and family – I am so saddened to hear of Chris’s passing. Although I haven’t run in to either of you in years, I remember fondly the fun times we had at Press Club and other events. He was a great guy and it was clear how much he loved all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Shelley
    I am so sorry to hear about Chris. I remember when he first came to work at WRVO and when you both bought the goat farm and started raising goats and girls… what fun it was to hear those stories way back when. Chris was truly a gifted and talented writer, editor and reporter and his wry sense of humor truly made the world a better place. My sincere and deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    With love and prayers,
    Pat Shea Spurgeon

  3. Dear Shelley and family,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. I will be forever grateful to him for sharing his talents to enhance the education of my journalism and communication studies classes at SUNY Oswego. He was so generous in showing the students the inner workings of the radio station, then coming to the classroom to continue the conversation. His passion for public radio was so apparent during these presentations.
    He was also gracious in according me an opportunity to share several anecdotes of my experiences with the WRVO audience.
    I know he touched many lives through the educational process in addition to his broadcasts, investigations and administrative tasks at WRVO.
    With sincere sympathy and best wishes to all of you,
    Bruce Frassinelli

  4. Shelley, at a time like this words aren’t enough. My prayer is for peace for you and your family, and for Chris.

  5. Chris was a pillar of Central New York’s journalism community. He was a skilled and gracious interviewer, asked great questions and got to the heart of the issue without raising his voice or otherwise straying into the cacaphony of today’s media discourse. Chris and I worked together numerous times over the years on radio panels, public programs and post-election analysis, and he was always the model of professionalism and effective presentation. His friendly manner, respectful approach to the news and quiet good humor must have won him many friends, and I’ll bet he was a very effective teacher and mentor to journalism students. I mourn his loss, my heart goes out to his family, and I will always remember his significant contribution to the important calling of keeping the public informed.
    – Fred Fiske, senior editorial writer, The Post-Standard, Syracuse

  6. Although I lost touch over the years after leaving WRVO, Chris was one of the first teachers I had at college. His expertise, advice and guidance have always stayed with me. It was an honor to have worked with him, and to have gotten to know him even if only for a short period of time.

    I’d also like to share something special to me. This was given to me after my father passed away just a few years ago. Again, so sorry for your loss.

    Please my loves
    Do not think of me as gone.
    I am here, I assure you.
    Not in flesh, but in soul.
    I am in a beautiful place
    I am in you.

    As I could not be always with you in life,
    I can now watch over you and protect you.
    In times that are filled with pain,
    Remember you are not alone.
    I am there and forever will be.

    So my loves,
    When you think of me,
    Please do not weep.
    For I also weep.
    After all, I am in you,
    And you are me.

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