Elizabeth Kuclar Alexander

September 19, 1948January 26, 2011

Elizabeth Kuclar Alexander, 62, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Buffalo, NY September 19, 1948 to Mathew and Leona (May) Kuclar. Elizabeth graced us with her love of flowers, cooking, creating a beautiful home, great movies and stories, Jeopardy, crossword puzzles and her grandchildren. She made the lives better of those she loved and will forever continue to do so.

Elizabeth is survived by her soul mate, Rico Arriola of Cary, NC; father, Mathew Kuclar of Fredonia, NY; two daughters, Miranda Salzler and husband, Paul of Apex, NC, Sara Fletcher and husband, Chris of Columbia, MO; two grandsons, Aidan and Gabriel Salzler; three sisters, Jean Franklin, Maggie Bromberg and Cathy Schmidt, all of Western NY.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her mother, Leona Kuclar.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to or Susan G. Komen (NC Triangle), 133 Fayetteville St. Suite 300, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Kristy (Dietzen) Randolph

February 6, 2011

My thoughts are with you Sara, Miranda, and Family. Your mother was a wonderful and caring person. I will always remember all the little things she did for us when we were growing up--trips to the beach, crafts at the dining room table, and writing and performing plays were my favorites. Her beautiful spirit will remain forever with you and her grandchildren. I hope you are finding comfort in your family and friends.

Kim Belinsky

January 31, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time. It was a pleasure knowing and working with Elizabeth at ISA, and witnessing the joy and dedication she put toward her work and personal endeavors. I'm grateful to have known her during this lifetime. Always remember the good times she has blessed you with and may they give you strength and peace.

Bette Fletcher

January 30, 2011

Dear Rico, Sara and Chris, Miranda and Paul, Aidan, Gabriel, Jean, Maggie and Cathy,
We are thankful for the chance to know Elizabeth. We look at Sara and Miranda and see Elizabeth's spirit, her beauty and her goodness, a tribute to what a dear and effective mother she was. May you each feel lifted up by the love that you shared with Elizabeth and always will.
Randy, Bette, Danielle and Micah Fletcher

Arriola Family

January 29, 2011

Elizabeth had so much positive energy and has always been a bright spirit for our family. Her quiet inspiration will live with us forever.

January 28, 2011

Miranda, Sara and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your as you go through this difficult period. We met you Mom when we both worked at COI in Mayville with you Dad. She was always so full of life and had that beautiful smile on her face. I know she will be sadly missed but please believe she is home with our Lord, at piece, with no pain. God Bless you all. Raymond & Beverly Kelsey Fredonia, NY

January 28, 2011

We are saddened by the death of Elizabeth but we are comforted knowing that in her lifetime she was surrounded by good friends as well as a lovely and loving family.

Mary and Jack Croxton

Clara Lynn

January 27, 2011

My condolences and prayers are with the family of Elizabeth. I worked with Elizbeth at ISA. A person who loved flowers and decorating. She would brighten up your day by bring flowers for the center table or even for individuals. I won't be able to attend the memorial on Saturday but know that you are all in my thoughts and prayer. Rico and family, praying that God will give you all added strength during this time and in days to come.

Catherine Moon

January 27, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear Elizabeth has passed on. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May joyful memories comfort you.

Anna Teague

January 27, 2011

Miranda, Paul, and friends/family.... my heart goes out to you right now. I am so sorry for your loss. Liz was an incredible woman and I'm so glad I had the chance to know her. Her love of life and all things beautiful will live on with her memory and in her sweet children and grandchildren. May God grant you peace as you go through this difficult time.

Alice Heaney

January 27, 2011

I am so sorry to hear that Elizabeth had passed away. I worked with her at ISA for many years. She always was fun to be with. She will be missed by all of us here. My condolences to the family and Rico, who I also worked with.