February 3, 2017, Maria, age 89 passed away at Elcor Health Services. She was born on August 13, 1927 in the Ukraine to the late Nikolas & Anastisia Tetierka. She was a strong willed woman who loved her family and survived German work camps in her youth. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Cardamone; Grandsons, Stephen (Amy) and Scott (Michelle) Cardamone; Great-Grandchildren Stephen III, Gabrielle, Scott II, Ryan Cardamone; Nephew, Paul (Heather) Hrynkiw and extended family members; and her beloved cat "Kitty". The family will conduct private services. In Maria's memory please send donations to the Friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter, PO Box 288, Horseheads, NY,14845.