Wayne Board of Education President Cathy Kazan read the following at this week's BOE public meeting:

It is with a heavy heart that we dedicate tonight’s moment of silence to our dear friend, employee and longtime Wayne resident, Suzanne Koransky

Suzanne passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 29th after a hard fought battle with the coronavirus.  She leaves behind her loving husband of 40 years, Jay, her two daughters Jamie and Sara along with her husband Darryl, and her beloved granddaughter Sadie Willard.

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Suzanne was a dynamo who was involved in every aspect of her children’s lives as well as service to the community.  While raising her girls she was involved in the PTO, Nurse at Camp Veritans as well as the cooking lady, and produced countless plays at the Y.   In her “spare” time she continued her education and became a Certified School Nurse and well as receive her Masters of Curriculum and Instruction and Supervisor Certification from Caldwell College.  Suzanne returned to work as a school nurse in 1998 and dedicated more than twenty years to the Wayne Public Schools.  She began as school nurse at Schuyler Colfax middle school, went on to become Lead Nurse, and finally serving in her role as Supervisor of Health Services as part of the Wayne Schools Administration.

The Governor and Commissioner of Education honored her service during a press conference on Tuesday.  This virus is cutting too many lives short.  We mourn them all.

Suzanne’s family has set up a scholarship in her name and anyone wishing to donate can send a check made out to the Wayne BOE with a note specifying it is for the Suzanne Koransky Memorial Scholarship and send it to the Board offices at 50 Nellis Drive.

Our hearts go out to Suzanne’s family and long list of dear friends as we say goodbye to a selfless woman who gave so much to so many.  Rest in Peace Suzanne.  We will all miss you.