Obituary of Reta Young Sroka
Reta Young Sroka, 93, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Auburn Community Hospital. Reta had retired from the New York Telephone Company, with forty years of employment. She started at the phone company at the age of eighteen. A member of St. Hyacinth's Church, and an active member of the Auburn YMCA. She loved her yard, flower gardens, and cherished her grandchildren. Reta was born on August 20, 1927, the daughter of Henry and Loretta Ulrich Young. She resided in Spring Lake, and was a graduate of Port Byron High School. She married Stanley Sroka on November 23, 1946. He pre-deceased her on November 21, 2000. Surviving are their children: Karen S. (John) Bohr, Gardner, MA, Kathleen (Lawrence) Maccrea, Auburn; daughter-in-law Lillian Sroka, Turners Falls, MA; grandchildren: Margaret Sroka, Kenneth Sroka, Kara (Chad) Monette, John Bohr, Marleen Bohr, Hillard Parks, Dedrick Parks, Matthew Parks; and great grandson Leland; sisters: Nancy McGinn, Shirley Bryant, Margie (Mike) Wicker, Jessie Latimer; brother, William (Mary Alice) Young. She was pre-deceased by her husband Stanley; their son David; sisters: Loretta "Honey" Anschuetz and Rena Carbonaro; brothers: Henry "Brub" Young, Robert Young. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021 in St. Hyacinth's Church with the Reverend Frank J. Lioi, Pastor as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to mass at the church. The mass, graveside service and calling hour may be viewed on FingerLakesLive Streaming.com Memorials may be remembered to the YMCA, 27 William St., Auburn, NY. Farrell's Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn, NY.