Jo Scarzafava Terwilliger; 28-Year Volunteer At Saturday’s Bread

IN MEMORIAM: Jo Scarzafava Terwilliger;

28-Year Volunteer At Saturday’s Bread

Jo Scarzafava Terwilliger

ONEONTA – Jo Anderson Scarzafava Terwilliger, 68, of Oneonta, a 28-year volunteer at Saturday’s Bread, passed away on Aug. 15, 2018.

Jo was born in Sidney on Oct. 12, 1949, to Agnes “Pat” and Wesley Anderson. She grew up at 44 Oneida St., Oneonta. She graduated from Oneonta High School in 1967.

Jo was the proud mother of Robert “Bobby” Scarzafava and they resided for many years in San Antonio, Texas. She returned to Oneonta in 1981 and worked for Schuman Moving & Storage until her retirement.

Jo’s passion has been to serve others through her volunteer work at Saturday’s Bread. She proudly served others for 28 years in this capacity and enriched the lives of those who crossed her path. She continued to serve others in death, choosing to be an organ donor.

Jo’s love for her family was unconditional. She always made an effort to attend family gatherings and loved spending time with her family.

The survivors include her son, Bobby and daughter-in-law, Kelley of Anacortes, Wash.; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Trish Anderson of Hampton, N.H., Jeff and Vickie Anderson of Bainbridge and Rick and Kathy Anderson of Lexington, Ky.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and Dan Pierce of New Hampton, Deb and Don Montrond of Liverpool and Paula Anderson of Oneonta; many nephews, Dave, Cale, Adam, Chris and Dylan; nieces, Carrie, Dani-Kate, Candice, Megan, Cassie, Kim, Caiti and Sarah; and great-nephews, Aaron and Landon. Jo is also survived by several aunts, uncle and many cousins.

Jo was preceded in death by her mother and father; first husband, John Scarzafava; and second husband, John Terwilliger.

A ceremony celebrating Jo’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Following the ceremony, the family will greet guests at a light reception. The family will have a private burial in Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saturday’s Bread, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta.

Condolences to the family may be made online at
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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