April 17, 1945 ~ August 12, 2007
Cecelia Christine Heaslip
Following a devastating accident, Cecelia Christine Heaslip passed away on August 12, 2007. She was born on April 17, 1945 in Buffalo, NY.
"Ceil" was the deeply loved wife of Jon Melnyk. She will also be deeply missed by siblings, nieces, a nephew, her husband's family, and her best friend, Judy Duhaime.
Ceil was a self made woman who was proud of the fact that she overcame a disadvantaged childhood to obtain an education. That education provided her the means to help others in her professional and private life.
Ceil worked to provide herself with a college education and graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She also earned a Masters equivalent at the University of Maryland.
She taught school for 30 years in Prince George's County, MD. Additionally, she consulted to the University of Maryland leading Stress Management courses for other educators.
Upon retirement, she and her husband retired to Southern California with residences in Carlsbad and Manhattan Beach.
Throughout her life, Ceil demonstrated a caring nature and was always helpful to others. She left footprints on the hearts of all who knew her and rejoiced with her.
In lieu of flowers, her husband requests that donations be made to the Oswego College Foundation, Cecelia Heaslip Scholarship endowment . Donations may be mailed to the above at 219 Sheldon Hall, State University of New York, Oswego, NY 13126.
Friends may join the family for a Memorial Service at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, at 10:30am on Friday August 17, 2007. Internment will be private.
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