Vivian M. Nazak
Vivian M. Nazak, 98, of Saranac, N.Y., formerly of Rand Hill Road, Morrisonville, died Monday March 23, 2020, at CVPH Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Plattsburgh, the daughter of Adolphus and Elizabeth (Lapham) Florentine. Vivian attended St. Peter's School and D'Youville Academy in Plattsburgh.
Survivors include a daughter, Shari Nazak-Dolan, daughter-in-law, Gail Nazak, grandchildren Brittany and Connor Dolan, and several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, John M. (Jack) Nazak, son Richard "Rick" Nazak, and stepson John R. Nazak and his wife Florence.
Vivian worked for Pal Blade from 1942-1944, then moved to Delaware to take a job with the U.S. Army. She was especially proud of her duties as a civilian truck driver transporting German prisoners of war at Fort DuPont. After the war, she worked as an operator for NY Telephone in Plattsburgh for 8 years before taking a few years off to raise her children. She went on to a 20 year career with the USAF in Plattsburgh as a supply clerk for the civil engineering department, retiring in 1984.
Vivian lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed a variety of activities including horseback riding, fishing, square dancing and playing cards. She loved volunteering in community and church organizations, and socializing with family and friends. Vivian was known for her generous, good-hearted nature, as well as her stubborn and fearless determination.
If you asked Vivian what the key to longevity is, she would say "do as much as you can, for as long as you can do it..... and eat plenty of ice cream!"
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date in St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville, followed by burial in the parish cemetery.
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Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
Published on March 25, 2020


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Patrick buckley
Apr 01, 2020
R.i.p Vivian nazak
Julie A Gordon
Mar 30, 2020
You will certainly be missed Grandma Viv. Rest in peace.
Kelly McDonald
Mar 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss..
Aunt Vivian was a true matriarch... 😒
The Perry family
Mar 26, 2020
A tender heart & courageous soul always full of spunk, laughter & of course kindness abound. A shopper by day & the Mexican train/card shark by night! Please give some love to our Blanchie in heaven!! You will be missed, Grandma Viv! RIP ~ πŸ˜‡πŸ’—
Genevieve Favreau
Mar 26, 2020
You put up a good fight Grandma Viv your not suffering anymore. You will be missed it was nice you played cards with us you were a card shark it was fun I loved being there .RIP Grandma Viv love you.
L. M
Mar 25, 2020
My deepest sympathies to your family, please find comfort in the hope at Acts 24:15, β€œthere is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”