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In Memory Alumni

Dr. Carolyn (Carrie) Schayes (Goettsch) - Class Of 1972

Carrie Schayes Goettsch November 13, 2019 Dr. Carrie Schayes Goettsch, 64, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening with her family by her side in her new home in Tarpon Springs, FL. She was born May 29, 1955 in Syracuse to Dolph and Naomi Schayes. She was a resident along with her husband in LaFayette, NY until September 2019. In 1980, Carrie received her doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She was a committed and beloved Chiropractor of 38 years. She was the owner of Brighton Hill Chiropractic until her retirement in 2019. She served on the Board of Directors of the NYS Chiropractic Association, and was a past president of District 12 of the state association. Other volunteer work included providing chiropractic services in the Dominican Republic on a 9-day mission trip in 1993, and serving as staff chiropractor with the 15th Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1997 and with the Maccabiah Pan American Games in Chile in 2003. In 2019, she was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with NYS Chiropractic Association. Carrie also was a passionate singer. She received a BFA from Ithaca College where she majored in voice and developed a love for composing and arranging music. She sang with local groups including the Syracuse Chorale the Syracuse Symphony Pops Chorus, and the SSO Gospel Choir. She also had the opportunity to sing in the White House in December 2002, 2004 and 2008 as a member of the Master's Touch Chorale. Carrie will always be remembered for her bright smile, and positive outlook. She as loving and kind to everyone she touched. Her daughters were the light of life. Her family includes her husband Marty; their three daughters Rachel, Carla and Abi; her sister Debbie (Lou), her brothers David (Melissa) and Danny (Wendy) ; her sister-in-law Elizabeth (David), her brother-in-law Lauren; her nieces Hannah, Julia, and Renee; her nephews Mickey, Benjamin, Kevin, Logan and Seth; her uncle Sam (Dory) Gross; aunt Vicki Gross; and a large and loving extended family. Calling hours will be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 2 - 4 PM at Sisskind Funeral Chapel, 3175 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13224. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11 AM at the Westvale Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2511 W Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219 Private burial for the immediate family will be in the Temple Concord section of Woodlawn Cemetery next to her parents Dolph and Naomi. The family requests that In lieu of flowers contributions be made in Carrie's memory to Parkview Jr Academy, 412 S Avery Ave, Syracuse, NY 13219, or Camp Cherokee, 4930 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215 www.sisskindfuneralservice.com Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits