Joseph A. Cyterski Jr. "Cy," 85, of Millcreek Township, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at St. Mary's - Asbury Ridge. He was a native Erieite, born of the late Joseph and Catherine Madras Cyterski on May 21, 1928.
He earned his BS degree from Gannon University, and he served four years in the U.S. Air Force, during the Korean War
, serving one year in Korea. He worked for 35 years as a controller at R.M. Kerner Co., retiring in February 1991. He and his wife Florence greatly enjoyed traveling, and on several occasions, not only spanned the country of Canada, but also the U.S. from the East coast to the west coast. He was an avid sportsman, having exceptional knowledge and interest in the major sports: baseball, basketball and football. He was a past president of the Polish Falcons Nest 123, and was also a life member. Likewise, he was a life member of the Polish Business & Professional Mens Association.
He was preceded in death by his devoted wife Florence, of 52 years, and brothers Edward and Leonard.
Survivors include a son David Cyterski and his wife Diane of Erie, his daughter Anita Cyterski Donovan and her husband Jeffrey of Erie, and his daughter Andrea Cyterski Acosta and her husband Bobby of San Antonio, Texas, brother Norbert Cyterski of Harborcreek, sister Irene Hesch of Erie, four grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, and Eric Cyterski, and Nicholas Donovan and two great-grandsons Carter and Callum Budacki.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of St. Mary's - Asbury Ridge for the excellent care given to Joe over the last 15 months of his life.
Friends may call at the Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2101 Ash St., Sunday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and may attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, at Our Lady of Peace Church, at 10 a.m. Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Peace Church or to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Slomski Funeral Home
2101 Ash Street Erie, PA 16503
Published in the Erie Times-News from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014