Casmir Frank Horodyski
Highland, NY - Casmir Frank Horodyski, a resident of Highland, entered into his heavenly home on December 6, 2013 after a short but courageous battle with sickness.
Frank was born on January 22, 1939 in Poughkeepsie NY. He was the son of Michael and Josephine Horodyski. He married Kathleen Keating on August 30, 1969 at St. John's in Beacon NY.
Frank is survived by his wife, Kathleen Horodyski, at home in Highland and his one and only son Michael and daughter in law Noreen Horodyski, grandson Mason and granddog Winter Girl, also of Highland. Additionally Frank is survived by his brother Fred and wife Jeanne of Stattsburg, Sister in Law Mary and her husband Robert of Saugerties, Brother in Law Pat and his wife Rajinder of Beacon, Brother in Law Jess Stallings, and nieces Donna and Maureen and nephews James, Patrick and Michael. Frank also held a special place for his extended family with Ken and Carol Butterfield, Domenique Canino and Lucas, Mike, Isabella, and Christian along with Bill and Cori, Emily, Billy, and Caroline Lewis. He was predeceased by his mother, father, brothers Stanley and Theodore and sisters Emily and Genevieve.
Frank graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1957 and the New York State Ranger School in 1959. Frank served in the United States Air Force
from 1960 to 1964. He had a long career with the New York State Department of Transportation primarily in the survey department and retired after 37 years.
Frank's faith was very strong and he always made sure to give praise to God. He was involved with both St. Augustines in Highland and St. Joseph's in New Paltz. He was a talented lector and always enjoyed serving at the 7:30pm Sunday Mass at St. Augustines. He was also a member of the funeral Choir at St. Joseph's and enjoyed praising his God through song.
Frank was a talented angler and enjoyed going to the local reservoirs and ponds to fish. Frank's true passion lied in the shotgun shooting sports. Frank was an avid clay target shooter and enjoyed shooting in competitions and practice with his family and friends. In retirement he worked part time at Orvis Sandanona, Pawling Mountain Club, and Mid-Hudson Shooting grounds. Frank loved both the clients and employees at these clubs. Frank also had a special affinity for the Wallkill Gun Club and the Sunday Sporting Clays group that he enjoyed shooting with so much.
Frank was a kind gentle soul who touched many people in his life. He had a unique way about himself. We often would comment that we didn't believe he had a bad bone in his body or an enemy in the world. Frank was able to teach those that came into his life to be content with what you have. By his example he would show the smallest things in life can bring the greatest joys. He would light up a room with his smile and his easy way made it possible for him to talk with anyone. Frank loved life and lived it in a way that will always be an example to his family and friends.
Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm at Copeland Funeral Home Inc. at 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz NY 12561. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10am at St. Augustine's Church, 55 Main Street, Highland, NY 12528. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie NY. Donations may be made to St. Augustines Parish in Highland NY or St. Joseph's Church in New Paltz, NY.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.copelandfhnp.com