Christine D. Cerklewich

January 19, 2013

Christine Cerklewich

Christine D. Cerklewich, 54; of Oswego died Saturday, January 19th, 2013 peacefully at home with her family and 4 golden retrievers.  She was born in Syracuse, NY and she has been a central NY for most of her life.  Mrs. Cerklewich worked as the Director of Oswego County Department of Social Services.  She enjoyed hiking with her family and her golden retrievers and she was an avid reader.  Mrs. Cerklewich was pre-deceased by her father William Johnson on December 25, 2012.  She is survived by her husband of 21 years Paul Cerklewich of Oswego, NY and 1 daughter Dr. Nicole Cerklewich of Binghamton, NY, 5 siblings: Deborah Auricchio, Edward Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Patrick Johnson, and Joseph Johnson, her mother Arlene Johnson, godmother: Valerie Dlugosz, and several nieces, nephews and close friends.  Funeral Services will be held 9:00 AM Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, Oswego where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Calling hours will be held 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego.  Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego, NY.

Contributions: Carol M. Baldwin Research Fund 14 Technology Drive, Suite 2; Setauket, NY 11773.

9 thoughts on “Christine D. Cerklewich

  1. Dear Paul, Nicole and the family of Chris . . . I am so deeply saddened by the passing of Chris and my heart goes out to all of you. Haven’t seen her in a while but when I did – always, always a smile on her face !! I am currently out of town and wanted to acknowledge my sincere sympathy to you. Will be thinking of you in the days and weeks to come. God Bless you Chris and may you Rest in Peace. Sincerely, JoAnn

  2. Dear Nicole, Paul and family – I was so very sorry to read about Chris. She was such a beautiful person and I was so fortunate to call her my friend. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sincerely, Becky O’Kane

  3. Nikki, Paul and family, We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. We know how much you will miss our wonderful girl “Chris” because we will miss her as much as you. She was a special, loving, fun filled girl. The world was a better place for her being in it. Our prayers are with her and all her family to help them through this difficult time. Rest in peace Chris. We miss you already! Love Val & Walt XXXOOO

  4. Dear Paul, Nicole and family:

    I wanted to express my deepest and heartfelt sympathy after learning of the news of Chris’ passing. I currently reside out of state and was informed by my parents of the sad news. I will always remember and cherish my days at DSS, where Chris and Paul guided me in the early days of my career. Again, my deepest sympathy for your loss.


    Brian R. Mangano

  5. Dear Nikki and Paul, We are so very sorry for your loss. We know how much you will miss our specil girl because we will also miss her, more than words can say. Chris was a special, caring fun loving girl. She was taken from us much too soon. You are all in our prayers. Rest in peace Chris. We love you! Aunt Val and Uncle Walt XO

  6. Dear Family of Chris,

    I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Chris and the childhood summer visits in Lockport. She was a beautiful person.


    Nancy Palumbo

  7. Paul, Nikki and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. May you find some peace in knowing that our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
    Aaron, Tammy, Tyler, and Aidan Preisch

  8. Dear Patty and Ann,

    Please accept our condolences at Chris’s passing. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  9. Dear Paul, Nicole and family,

    Though words, however gentle, cannot take away your loss you have your memories to comfort you and bring you peace. May the love around you help you through the days ahead.

    Vita Seeley (cousin)

    Although the last time I saw Chris she was just a child, distance kept our families apart, I do know she kept in touch with my dad (Uncle Louie). He had so many good things to say about Chris. When he passed I went though his desk and he kept all the notes and pictures that Chris had sent him through the years, he so treasured them. Only someone special would keep that kind of contact with someone she never did see. I guess I missed out on knowing a truly wonderful women. My heart goes out to you all.

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