Dr. Lynae E. Warren

Dr. Lynae E. Warren - Rochester Cremation

LeRoy, NY – December 10th, 2022 at age 62. Lynae is survived by her two sons, Eric and Rudolf Sakshaug, and her sisters, Julie Stauch and Janet Galusza.

Lynae was an educator for all of her life, mostly at the college level; with her most recent tenure being at SUNY Empire, up until her passing. She loved to garden, and loved her dog Maggie, and cat Bitsy. Lynae was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and would enthusiastically cheer on her Tar Heels every March, just like she would cheer on everyone in her life, with great enthusiasm for even the smallest of triumphs of her friends and family.

Near the end, Lynae was surrounded by friends and family, and family was at her bedside right until the end. We would like to thank the staff at Strong Memorial Hospital for their help in the fight against the melanoma that eventually took her life. They ensured that Lynae was at peace when the time was finally right.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to one of the following charitable organizations in Lynae’s memory: UNICEF, the American Cancer Society, Amnesty International, or the ACLU.

Lynae’s memorial service will be held Saturday, December 17th, 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allen’s Creek Road, Rochester (Pittsford), NY 14618.

22 Condolences

  1. Himanee Gupta on December 13, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Lynae was a supportive colleague and friend. I send my wishes to her family and loved ones, as she finds peace.

  2. Nadine Fernandez on December 13, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Lynae was a strong advocate for her students and fellow faculty at SUNY Empire State College. We will all miss her voice and leadership. Sending my condolences to her family and loved ones.

  3. Sandy Winn on December 13, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Lynae was an amazing individual. Not only was she a close colleague, she was a good friend. Lynae looked out for everyone and was a strong advocate for justice and fairness. She touched my life and I will dearly miss her. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. Lynae was a sweet gift to those privileged to have known her.

  4. Kathleen Stacey on December 13, 2022 at 11:17 am

    I’ve worked with Lynae over the last few years as an advisor in the School of SMT at Empire. She was always there to answer questions and give advice. I’m so saddened by her passing and would like to offer my sincere condolences to her family and close friends. May the good memories help comfort you in this most difficult time.

  5. Tom Mackey on December 13, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Condolences to Lynae’s entire family during this difficult time. I worked with Lynae at SUNY Empire State College and she was passionate about the success of her students and incredibly supportive of her colleagues. Lynae was an academic leader and also innovative in her teaching and research. She was very successful in advancing her teaching in new ways through grant-funded opportunities to develop and apply open educational resources. I always appreciated the opportunities to talk with Lynae about this exciting direction for her teaching. She was always kind and will be missed.

  6. Christine Paige on December 13, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Please know that Lynae was a valuable member of Empire, and she will be greatly missed. She was always so nice to work with, and I will always remember her fondly. I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you. I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. Wendy Wright on December 13, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Lynae’s passing. I knew her at SUNY Brockport and know what a wonderful person she was. My thoughts are with her sons and family.

  8. Tai Arnold on December 13, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Lynae and her family. Lynae touched so many lives working tirelessly for her students and her colleagues. She will be greatly missed at SUNY Empire.

  9. Nazik Roufaiel on December 13, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Rest in peace my friend. You are one on the kindest people and colleague I ever met. May God Grant your family the comfort needed and Bless their lives. “God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can: and wisdom to know the difference.” I will miss your beautiful caring smile. ❤️

  10. Paul Miller on December 13, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Lynae was a strong faculty voice and caring mentor to students. She inspired considerable respect and affection among her colleagues. My sincerest condolences to her children and family. God’s peace to you.

  11. Richard Savior on December 13, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    My prayers go out to Lynae’s family, loved ones and friends. She was a valued and highly respected colleague who never hesitated to engage and lead, and who had a positive impact on many of us. May she rest in peace.

  12. Bethany Hicks on December 13, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of Lynae’s passing. Although I did not know her well, my few interactions with her at the college made a very good impression on me. She seemed to really care for students and their needs and went out of her way to help people. I know she will be dearly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  13. Susan Tower Hollis, Prof. emerita ESC on December 13, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Lynae and I shared many meals and discussions and even rooms at various college meetings from the time she arrived at Empire — I am shaken to the core at her passing. She was upbeat and generous — always seeing some of the bright sides even with troubled situations. Her loss is a tremendous loss to the college, her colleagues, her students, and her friends.
    My thoughts are with all her knew her and cared for her

  14. Seana Logsdon on December 13, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Our students at SUNY Empire will miss Lynae as she was a champion for reducing the anxiety when engaging with math. She was excellent at identifying others who shared her passion for making math accessible. I will be forever grateful for her referral of graduate students to academic support as potential future Learning Coaches. She truly helped many students for whom passing a math class seemed like an insurmountable obstacle.

  15. Rosalyn Rufer on December 14, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Lynae was not only an educator but a leader. She will surely be missed. My condolences go out to her family and all those that will surely morn her loss.

  16. Saieed Khalil on December 14, 2022 at 9:59 am

    She was an excellent and engaged professor, who taught the even most introductory math course with rigor and enthusiasm. My condolences to her students, friends, family and colleagues.

  17. Deb Emerson & Doug Norgord on December 15, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Julie, Janet, Eric, & Rudy: You have my deepest sympathy. What a shocking loss. Although we saw each other rarely, Lynae still had a lasting effect on my life. She taught me to play chess. My family visited Charles, North Carolina when I was in my mid-teens. Lynae rode with my parents and me to Uncle Chuck and Aunt Lucille’s in South Carolina for an extended visit. During that drive, she taught me to play chess. We played game after game in the backseat until I finally “got it”. Obviously, her gift as an educator was already evident. I know you have many happy memories that will help you through this difficult time. In those memories she will be with you forever. Hugs to all of you.

  18. Anastasia Pratt on December 16, 2022 at 8:37 am

    May you find peace as you mourn this huge loss. And may her memory be a blessing.

  19. Eric Bridges on December 16, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    My sincere condolences to Lynae’s family. Lynae was a great colleague that I enjoyed working with. Lynae played an integral role in the success of ESC students and left a lasting impression on our college community. Lynae will be missed and not forgotten.

  20. Gayle Stever on December 17, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Lynae was someone I had a tremendous amount of respect for. She worked hard, cared about her students, and was always there to help colleagues. I had the privilege of working with her over the past 10 years. I will miss her very much. May your fond memories of your time together bring you peace.

  21. Kay Wohlhuter on December 17, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Eric, Rudy, and family: Words cannot really convey the sadness that I feel with Lynae’s passing. Many years ago we began as colleagues at Western Illinois University and quickly
    became friends. It has been a wonderful friendship that has flourished over the years. I grew professionally as we did research together, wrote papers, and made presentations. I grew personally as we had our travel adventures in Canada, France, Luxembourg, Spain, and Ireland. I will greatly miss her. Sending you love, hugs, and prayers.

  22. Marc A. Cirigliano on December 17, 2022 at 10:09 am

    My deepest condolences to Lynae’s family. After knowing Lynae for several years as a colleague, as someone whose office was right next to mine, it’s difficult to summarize in a few words what a wonderful, intelligent, kind and engaged colleague she was. I will miss her intelligent insights, her offer to help on any occasion and the wonderful advice she gave to the students that I sent to her. She had an unparalleled knowledge of faculty/management relations and negotiations, a real world skill predicated upon her concern for quality instruction given to each and every student in public education. Her strong support of and engagement with scientific pedagogy came at a time of genuine need in American society. Lynae, you are already sorely missed.

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