Robert P. Lemiszki Jr., 26, formerly of Fultonville, New York, passed away Friday in Havelock, N.C.
Born April 13, 1985, in Amsterdam, N.Y., he was the son of Linda Bradford Lemiszki and Robert P. Lemiszki, Sr. He was a graduate of Fonda-Fultonville High School, class of 2003. During high school, Robert was a member of The Boys Scouts of America, Troup 42 in Fonda and achieved membership in the Order of the Arrow.
Shortly after his high school graduation, Robert joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 11th Marine Corps. He served three deployments during his military career, the first was at Camp Rumadi (aka Junction City), Ar Rumadi, Iraq, from February 2004 to September 2004, and the second with the 3rd Battalion 12th Marines, Camp Hasen in Japan, from July 2005 to January 2006, and the third was at the Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar, Iraq, from January 2009 to November 2009. He was known by his military name Ski. Robert received several decorations and medals, including Combat Action Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with one Service Star, Navy Sea Service Deployment Medal with two Service Stars (third award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation. Robert also served as an editor for Wikipedia, where he helped in reporting, editing and updating the accuracy of The Iraq War as a U.S. Marine on the ground and what he experienced.
He attended Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Tribes Hill, N.Y.
Robert enjoyed playing video games, writing fiction and loved animals.
On August 26, 2006, he married the former Ashley Susan Ten Eyck. Besides his wife, he is survived by: his mother, Linda Bradford Lemiszki of Fultonville; his father, Robert P. Lemiszki Sr. of Spring Hill, Fla.; two brothers, Patrick Lemiszki (Jeannine) of Waterford, N.Y., and Sean Lemiszki (Melodie) of Fultonville; two sisters, Jamie Lemiszki of Amsterdam and Sara Lemiszki of Fultonville; two aunts, Celia Bradford of Amsterdam and Gale Lemiszki Clark (Jay) of Tulsa, Okla.; five nephews, Nathaniel, Wilson, Remy, Adam and Kyle.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 23, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Third Avenue, Tribes Hill, N.Y., with F. Patrick Gallagher OFM Conv. as celebrant. Burial will take place at the Maple Avenue Cemetery in Fultonville with military honors. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, 1 Marcus Boulevard, Suite 105, Albany, NY 12205. Please sign the family's guest book at www.brbsfuneral.