Paul John Czesak

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    - Bob Lunney
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Czesak, Paul John SCHENECTADY Paul John Czesak, Rear Admiral NYNM, born June 13, 1930 in Chaffee, N.Y., died December 22, 2012 in Schenectady, N.Y. He is survived by his loving wife, Anne (Jewula) Czesak of Schen ectady; daughter, Jody Czesak Treadway of Totowa, N.J.; and sister, Florence Leston of Colden. Son of the late Bartholomew Czesak and Katherine Pozdiara Czesak; and predeceased by siblings, Elizabeth, Helen, Steve, Alice, Stanley, Frances, Edward, Mary and Frank. Paul attended Villanova University on a Navy ROTC scholarship and served on active duty in the US Navy from 1953 to 1956 aboard the USS Kearsarge. Paul then served in the US Naval Reserves from 1956 to 1983 and the New York State Naval Militia until 1996. He worked for the New Holland Machine Company as a field engineer from 1956 to 1964 and for Travelers Insurance as a boiler and elevator inspector until he retired in 1990. Paul was a member of Knights of Columbus; Association of Insurance Engineers; Militia Association of New York; Henryk Hudson Chapter of Naval Reserve Association; Destroyer Escort Historical Museum USS Slater, DE-766; Captain WM. D. O'Brian Marine Corps League, Albany, N.Y. and Joseph Zaloga American Legion Post. Calling hours will be held 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd. Colonie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at St. Madeleine Sophie R. C. Church, Guilderland. Interment will be at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Destroyer Escort Historical Museum USS Slater, DE-766, P.O. Box 1926 Albany, NY 12201-1926 in memory of Paul. To leave a special message for the family online, visit

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New Comer Cannon Funeral Home
343 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-4442
Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26, 2012
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