Sunday, February 15, 2009

In Memory of Ellyce Kausner

Clarence alumna ('02) Ellyce Kausner was among those who perished in the crash of Flight 3407. She is the daughter of alumni John Kausner and Marilyn Mesler ('71). From the Buffalo News:

"Ellyce Kausner had a mental list of things to do in life, and methodically did them. A week or so ago she went swimming with dolphins, and no who knew her was surprised.

"She had more life in her than 10 of us," said her father, John.

Known as "Elly," Kausner, 24, grew up in Clarence in a tight-knit family for whom religious faith is a central part of their lives.

She graduated from Clarence High School and Canisius College, and was a second-year student at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. At Canisius, she won the tuition award given to a senior with the most potential for the study of law.

She was traveling home to visit her family and boyfriend before final exams. She also had three nephews who wanted her as their Valentine at school. Friends and family described her as bright, bubbly and magnetic. They said she was devoted to her family and loved animals, especially her two cats.

"She was the life of the party, and enjoyed being the center of attention," her father said.

He saw her just a few days ago in Florida while on vacation with his wife, Marilyn. As they parted, their last words to each other were, "I love you."

Rest in Peace.

(more on WIVB)

KAUSNER - Ellyce Marie Suddenly taken from us on February 12, 2009, beloved daughter of John and Marilyn (Mesler) Kausner; loving sister of Chris (Lauren) Kausner and Laura (Jeremy) Voigt; much loved aunt of John, Steven and Elizabeth Kausner and Connor and Dominic Voigt; cherished girlfriend of Daniel Bogner. The family will be present to receive friends Monday 1-4 and 6-9 at the Town of Clarence Clubhouse, 10405 Main St. in Clarence Town Park. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Tuesday morning in Lovejoy Gospel Church, 5423 Genesee St., Lancaster at 10:30. Flowers should be sent to the Town of Clarence Clubhouse, Monday after 12 Noon or memorials may be made to the Erie County SPCA in Ellyces honor. Arrangements by BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC.

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