Darmetko, Mark S. LAKE GEORGE Mark S. Darmetko, 52, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 5, 2011 surrounded by his loving family and longtime fiancee. Mark had suffered from a long battle with lung cancer. Mark was born in Troy and was raised in the Water-vliet/Waterford area for a majority of his life. For the past 16 years he resided in Lake George. Mark had many accomplishments throughout his life. He served in the US Army at the young age of 17 and was honorably discharged two years following. Mark was an excellent chef and was employed by the Desmond Americana in the mid 1980s. However, Mark's real occupational love was construction and carpentry. He enjoyed building structures and creating remodeling enhancements. He worked alongside his nephew, Lyle Darmetko, in his business Facelift Construction. Mark also worked at Professional Fire Restoration Services, rehabbing homes and buildings that suffered from fire losses. In 2005, along with his fiancee of 15 years, Christine Boychuk, they acquired the Lake View Hotel and Conference Center located in Lake George. They together managed and operated the hotel up until his untimely illness. Mark loved any and all outdoor activities, namely hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed participating in leagues for bowling, darts and billiards. Mark was born the son of the late Jacob and Betty Darmetko formerly of Watervliet. Mark sadly leaves behing four wonderful sons, Mark Darmetko of Cohoes, Justin Darmetko and Ryan Darmetko both of North Carolina, and Brendan Darmetko of Lake George. Mark also leaves behind his fiancee of 15 years, who he referred to as his wife, Christine Boychuk of Lake George. Mark came from a large family having eight brothers and sisters, Julian (Donna) Darmetko of Watervliet, David (Patricia) Darmetko of Michigan, Cathy Manning of Watervliet, Rita Buechs of Lake George, Debby (Joseph) Rymski of Guilderland, Christopher Darmetko of Lake George and the late Jake and Billy Darmetko. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mark will be remembered by his witty and humorous personality. His ability to make people laugh was an easy task. He touched many people throughout his lifetime and his spirit will surely be missed by all. Relatives and friends may call at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet on Friday from 5-7 p.m. during which a service to celebrate his life will occur at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a donation be made in Mark's memory to the
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Published in Albany Times Union on Apr. 7, 2011