Emylin "Mickey" Ruzycky, 84, a lifelong resident of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, died at home Friday, November 9, 2012.
He was born at home on July 30, 1928, a son of Nickolas and Mary Salapata Ruzycky and attended local schools. Mr. Ruzycky was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mickey was employed in the leather industry and worked for Feuer Leather in Johnstown. After retiring, he worked at transfer station in Broadalbin.
Mickey was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, and being outdoors tending his garden and cutting wood. Mostly, he loved spending time with family and friends.
He was married to Beverly Blunck on June 2, 1951. She died August 7, 1983. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, John, who died in 1964, and a grandson, Pvt. Matthew Smith, who died in March 2012.
Survivors include four sons, Larry (Linda) Ruzycky, Alan Ruzycky, Nicholas (Hilary) Ruzycky, and Charles (Rebecca) Ruzycky, all of Broadalbin; three daughters, Karen Smith of Gloversville, Patricia Tyler of Flagler, FL, and Pamela (David) Bayes of Broadalbin; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A private military graveside service will be held at St. Basil's Cemetery, Broadalbin. Memorial contributions may be made to Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106, Johnstown.