Richard J. Ciuk PETERSBURGH - Richard J. Ciuk 78, passed away on Friday February 7, at Albany Memorial Hospital. He resided on Toad Point Road in Petersburgh with his wife Marie (Matte) Ciuk. Richard was born on August 2, 1935, in Hoosick Falls, New York, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Lavendowski) Ciuk Sr. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls and served in the Navy Reserves. Richard was employed at the former Columbia Box as a supervisor until retiring. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a champion Archer in New York and Vermont. Dick was a member of the Eagles, St. Stanislaw Society and a former Captain of the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad. Survivors other than his wife Marie include his daughters Lynn Shahinian of Ballston Lake, NY, Deborah Carkner of Sand Lake, NY, sons Todd Ciuk of Georgia, Richard P. Ciuk of Cameron, NC, stepdaughter Melissa Counter of Gansevoort, NY, stepson Michael Schneider of Hoosick Falls, also five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There will be a time of sharing and remembrances held at the St. Stanislaw Society building on Mechanic Street in Hoosick Falls on Saturday February 15, at 2:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Petersburgh Rescue Squad or the Petersburgh Fire Department through the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street who are handling the arrangements.
Published in The Record on Feb. 12, 2014