Propionic Acidemia

May 18, 1983 – November 20,  2010

I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle Autumn rain
When you awake in the mornings’ hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not think of me as gone —
I am with you still in each new dawn.

Elizabeth Anne, 27, of Fairmount, died Saturday from complications of propionic acidemia, a condition she lived with all her life. Elizabeth brought sunshine and joy wherever she went and to everyone who knew and loved her, especially her family and friends. She gave her all to everything she did, and one of her proudest accomplishments was her graduation from West Genesee High School in 2001. Liz loved swimming, golfing, bowling, casinos and her dog, Clark. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister and a former member of the adult choir. Elizabeth was predeceased by her brother, R.J. (Richard J. II), and her maternal grandfather, Russell Wightman.

Elizabeth leaves behind her loving parents, Richard and Christine Malys; her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Wightman; her paternal grandparents, Chester and Phil Malys; her aunts and uncles, Russell Wightman, James (Evelyn) Wightman, Anne (Brad) Storrier and Mary Sue (David) Waisman; and many cousins and friends. Rich and Chris would like to thank her friends and staff of Onondaga ARC on Midler Avenue for filling Liz’s days with happiness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. Entombment in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Dewitt. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 3700 West Genesee Street. Contributions in memory of Elizabeth may be made to Organic Acidemia Association, 13210-35th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55441. Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home 3700 West Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13219

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