WAYNE, NJ — The Wayne Board of Education will memorialize a beloved employee with an annual scholarship, after she recently died from complications of the coronavirus.
Suzanne Koransky, 62, worked in the public school system for over 20 years, most recently as the Supervisor of Health Services for the Wayne Township Public School District. She died on May 29.
The Board of Education announced that, in partnership with the Koransky family, a scholarship will be created in her honor, and be awarded annually to a Wayne graduate pursuing a career in nursing.
Prior to her career within Wayne schools, Koransky worked as a nurse in Hackensack, and served as the PTO President at Packanack Elementary, where her daughters attended school. In fact, if you’ve ever played on the purple and teal jungle gym at the school, Koransky picked it out.
Koransky and her family have lived in Wayne since the ’80s.
After completing her master’s degree from Caldwell College and becoming a certified school nurse, she began working in that role at Schuyler Colfax Middle School in 1998. She was named Supervisor of Health Services in 2006.
“Our family’s collective heart is broken as we mourn the loss of one of the most selfless and caring souls on the planet,” said the Koransky family. “Suzanne was so much to so many people, but she was everything to us and we will miss her fiercely.”
The family, according to the release, has been unable to hold proper funeral services due to “the current state of the world”, but indicate that a celebration of life will be arranged at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Suzanne Koransky Memorial Scholarship fund. Donation check should be made out to the Wayne Board of Education, and designated for the Suzanne Koransky Memorial Scholarship in the memo section.
Donations can be mailed to:
Wayne Board of Education
50 Nellis Drive
Wayne NJ 07470
Attention: Jackie Kacanski
This article originally appeared on the Wayne Patch