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NEW YORK MILLS
John M. Maciol, 88, a longtime resident of New York Mills, passed away, with his family at his side, on Friday, October 11, 2013, after a brief illness. He was born in Utica on September 30, 1925, the son of Sebastian and Josephine Robak Maciol, and graduated from Proctor High School. John served proudly with the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II. On February 12, 1955, he was united in marriage to Irene Hobin in Holy Trinity Church by the Rev. Adolph Kantor, a loving union shared for 58 years. He was employed with General Electric for 35 years until his retirement in 1986. He also operated Yorkville Bait & Tackle in the 1960's. He was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart/St. Mary's Our Lady Czestotowcha, New York Mills, the Oneida Lake Assn. and the Edward Bator P.L.A.V. Post 21. John was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing Oneida Lake for over 75 years. In 2002, he was inducted into the New York State Sportsman's Hall of Fame. He was a co-founder of the former New York Mills Pop Warner Football program. John was also honored in 2012 by being one of three local outdoorsman who had the Pietryka Park Fishing Deck named after them. His survivors include his beloved wife, Irene Maciol, of New York Mills; a son, Oneida County Sheriff Robert and his wife, Tammy Maciol, of New York Mills, and their children, Amanda, Robert and Sydney; two daughters and their partners, Susan Maciol and Vicki Russell, of Troy, and Katherine Maciol and Rose Rizzo and their children, Anthony and Amelia, of East Greenbush; and a sister, Dorothy Osika, of Schenectady. Also included are several in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant son, John Maciol, Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart/St. Mary's. Those that wish may call on Tuesday (today) from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home, 284 Main Street, New York Mills. Burial with Military Honors will take place in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. The family of John would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of both the Eastern Star Nursing Home and Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and also to family friend, Dr. Waleed Albert, M.D., for the kindness and excellent care he received. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to The Montgomery Experience, an outdoor retreat for ill children and their families, 2514 Main Street, Clayville, NY 13322. Light a Candle at: www.kowalczykfuneralhomes.com
Kowalczyk Funeral Home
284 Main St New York Mills, NY 13417
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2013