Masaryk, Rudolph, Jr.
Binghamton: Rudolph Masaryk Jr., 80, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013, after battling an extended illness. Rudy was born June 22, 1932 to Rudolph and Stephanie (Janoscik) Masaryk in Johnson City, NY. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia "Pat" Coar; his daughters, Margaret "Peggy" LaRose, Kathryn "Kay" Masaryk Smith and Elizabeth "Becky" Masaryk. Rudy is also survived by his five grandchildren, Bill LaRose, Chris LaRose from Flanders, NJ, Jarod Berg and Joseph Berg from San Luis Obispo, CA, Kory Davis, currently living in Boston, MA. Rudy also leaves behind two sons-in-law, Bill LaRose and Doug Smith; a granddaughter-in-law, Anneliese LaRose; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Matthew LaRose; sisters, Lena Tomanek and Marie Hudgick; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Blechman and Shirley Masaryk; and brothers-in-law, Jon Blechman and Bob Tomanek. Rudy also leaves behind several beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Frank, Richard; sister, Helen; and beloved grandson, Bryan LaRose. He was a member of St. James Church, Johnson City. He graduated from Johnson City High School in 1949 and served with the United States Navy
during the Korean War
as a medical corpsman. Rudy was employed in research and development specializing in electron microscopy with Ansco, GAF, and Anitec for over 40 years and retired in 1993. He was always interested in gaining new knowledge, had an affinity for languages, and was proud of his Slovak heritage. Rudy was a man of many talents and passions with a charismatic and engaging personality. He and his wife Pat had an interest in travel, which they did throughout their retirement. They particularly enjoyed their time in Florida each year. However, his main enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. He was an avid bowler, golfer, fisherman, hunter, gardener, coin and stamp collector, wine-making, and in his later years developed his woodworking skills. Rudy was truly a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, neighbor, and friend. The family wishes to thank all those who helped care for Rudy over the last five years. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. James Church, Johnson City, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Entombment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at St. James Church Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Rudy may be made to the Binghamton Fire Dept. Benevolent Assoc., PO Box 1117, Binghamton, NY 13902.