Tanya Holmstrom

1970 - 2021



Tanya “Mema” Holmstrom

Tanya was a fun, loving, caring and strong mother, mema, daughter, sister, cousin, neighbor and friend.  She was a devoted grandmother who loved spending time and buying gifts for her grandchildren.  Tanya loved her children dearly and she did her very best at being a Mom.  She was a proud Mom!  She would do anything for anybody without them even asking.  She had love for everybody, even the ones who did her wrong.  Tanya had a heart of gold and her love could never be replaced. 

Her hobbies were arts & crafts, poetry, bingo, listening to music (especially throwbacks) and making jewelry.  She was always known for her warm, caring heart, positive attitude and goofy personality.  She loved to make people laugh.  Her animals and her babies were all very connected.  My brother and I are going to make sure our mother’s spirit live on thru her fur babies. 

Tanya is survived by her two children, Jaylee and Robby; her mother, Linda Holmstrom; four brothers, Jeremy, Jesse and Jerome Pratt and Ricky Avery; two grandchildren, Mercutio and MelMel; the love of her life, John Kopack; her fur babies, Foxy, Jack, Mary and Freddy; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Private services will be held Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home, 241 Kinne Street, East Syracuse, followed by interment in Onondaga Valley Cemetery. 


“Broken Dreams”


As children loving their toys

With tears for us to mend,

I brought my broken dreams to God,

Because he was and is my friend.


But instead of leaving Him

In peace to work alone,

I hung around and tried to help

In ways that were and are to the unknown.


At last, I snatched them back and cried.

“How can you be so slow, my child” he said,

“What can I do?”

“You never did let go!!”


                                                                   Tanya Holmstrom

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Jane paradise

April 20, 2021 2:37 PM

love you Tanya I'm going to miss you you were like a sister to me we did everything together we also danced sing songs colored and did other things together we were fools cars  shopping I'm going to miss you forever  do come and see me love Jane

michael pederzolli

April 20, 2021 10:59 AM

my condolences to the holmstrom family . Tanya was a very giving and forgiving person i will miss the times we had together

maureen Procopio

April 19, 2021 10:33 PM

Rest in heaven sweet angel. Watch over your children and grandchildren. Love Aunt Moe

Kayla Wilson

April 18, 2021 7:39 AM

My condolences to the holstrom family. Tanya was a very loving and kind friend, I miss giving you hugs every time I seen you, miss playing with jack and coming over to your house😞 I can’t believe your actually gone I will forever miss you rest in paradise babygirl 😞💔❤️

Deborah Hoglen

April 18, 2021 2:30 AM

Tanya was my best friend for many years and I will never forget you and the times we have shared over the years ,🕊️fly high with chicho and Anna and your loved ones whom awaited your arrival my condolences to the Holmstrom family Linda I'm truly sorry for your loss of your daughter and I hope some day you will talk with me I miss you Tanya Holmstrom 🕊️😞 rest in peace 💖 I'll never forget you❣️

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