Joseph P. "Dziadz"
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Joseph P. "Dziadz" Zapisek, 77, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at home. He was born in Utica and moved to Syracuse in 1984. A graduate of Utica Free Academy, he was an Army veteran, having served in the Lebanon Conflict. Joe was employed by ABF Freight Systems in Utica for 17 years, retiring in 1994. He was also formerly employed by Boss-Linco Lines in Utica. A member of the Local 182 Teamsters, he was an avid fisherman and hunter. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his son, Scott (Colleen) Zapisek, of Syracuse; brothers, William (Claudia) Zapisek, of Woodbine, NJ, John (Rose) Zapisek, of Fort Myers, FL and Stephen Zapisek, of Utica; grandchildren, Tyler, Collin and Madison Zapisek and Dylan and Olivia Clark; former wife and best friend, Karyn P. Hurley, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, March 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be Thursday, March 13 at 10 a.m. from the funeral home and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Joe will be laid to rest in the spring at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Utica. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please share condolences at www.BuranichFuneralHome.com
Buranich Funeral Home, Inc.
5431 West Genesee Street Camillus, NY 13031-1439
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Mar. 10, 2014