Mary Danyluk was a homemaker and helped her husband run Alex’s Garage on Montauk Highway in East Hampton. She died on Aug. 21 at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in Hamilton, N.Y., just hours before her 94th birthday.
She was born in East Hampton on Aug. 22, 1917, a daughter of John Davidaitis and the former Mary Polasky. She grew up here and married Alex Danyluk Sr., who owned the garage on Montauk Highway that is now an American station. Her husband died in 1988.
In 2004, Alex Danyluk Jr. and his wife, Donna, sold their house on Georgica Road in East Hampton and moved to Sherburne, N.Y., where Mr. Danyluk heads an all-terrain-vehicle club called the Sherburne Wheelers.
His mother moved there at the same time. A lifelong knitter, she took part in one of the A.T.V. club’s benevolent projects, knitting “chemo caps” for people who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. The project was inspired by the fact that Donna Danyluk was a cancer survivor, Mr. Danyluk said. The caps are distributed by the Chenango Health Network.
His mother “could take one look at you and knit a pair of socks that fit like they grew on you,” said her son. She was adept at needlepoint and crocheting as well. “She always knitted for me and the kids,” Mr. Danyluk said.
In addition to her son and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Danyluk is survived by a daughter, Barbara Jacobs of Englewood, Fla. She leaves four grandchildren, Jen and Chris Thompson and Alex Danyluk III and Dara Danyluk, all of Sherburne, as well as three great-grandchildren, Marlie Thompson, Madison Thompson, and Mackenzie Danyluk.
She was predeceased by two sisters. A graveside service will be held on Oct. 21 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. The Rev. Ken Fallon of the Crossroads Community Church in Sherburne will travel to East Hampton for the service.