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ZIELNICKI, JOSEPH MECHANICVILLE - Joseph E. Zielnicki, 71, of Hudson River Road, passed on to God, Tuesday, March 29th, at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, with his loving family at his side. Born in Brooklyn, NY, April 27, 1939, son of the late Vincent and Mary Soldyga Zielnicki, Sr., and he was the greatest husband and best friend of Joan (Hudy) Zielnicki for 48 years. Upon graduating from Mechanicville High School in 1956, Joe spent four years serving in the US Air Force. His one and only place of employment was the General Electric Co. in Waterford, starting in the early 1960's and retiring in April, 2001. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his much loved children: David Bryan Zielnicki of Ballston Lake,, Thomas Joseph Zielnicki of Mountain Home, Idaho and Lynne Marie (James) Miclette of Johnsonville and was a loving grandpa to Douglas Matthew Zielnicki and Zackary James Miclette. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Carol Ann Zielnicki of Mechanicville and brother-in-law Michael (Lillian) Hudy of Watervliet, as well as four nieces and a nephew. Joseph was predeceased by his brother, Vincent Zielnicki, Jr. Joseph was a communicant of Assumption-St. Paul/St. Peter Catholic Church. His love of God was first and foremost in his life. Next came his family. After that, we could say that he may have LIKED GOLF! He enjoyed the game with his wife and children and all the many friends that he made over the years. He also thought the Washington Redskins were the be all and end all, NO MATTER WHAT! He would also never forget the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. Joseph was a forty year member in good standing of BPOE # 1403 in Mechanicville. He has always loved what the ELKS stand for and all the good works that they have done for others. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 2nd at 9 AM at the Assumption-St., Paul Church, 121 No. Main St.. Burial with military honors at the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville on Monday at 12:30pm. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 4-7 PM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville. Special thanks go out to Drs. Posada, Farooq and Ferraro as well as the wonderful, caring nursing staff in the CCU at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN, 38101. Visit www.devito-salvadorefh.com to leave condolences and directions. Please sign the guestbook at rememberingny.us/troyrecord


Published in The Record on Mar. 31, 2011
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