Stanley A. Czelusniak

Stanley A. Czelusniak, 91, of Lakeview Road, Broadalbin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 2, 2019, at St. Mary’s Healthcare, Amsterdam.

He was born in Nanticoke, PA on June 27, 1927M a son of Paul and Martha Sokoloski Czelusniak and moved to Amsterdam as a child. Stan was educated in local schools and was a lifelong area resident.

He worked at Mohawk Mills and later at Morrison & Putman, formerly of Amsterdam, where he sold and serviced musical instruments. Stan also was a music instructor there. Mr. Czelusniak worked as a custodian for ten years at the Broadalbin-Perth School District. After retiring, he worked as greenskeeper at Holland Meadows with his son-in-law.

Years ago, Stan was a member of the Paul Capp Combo, a local polka band. He loved music and enjoyed playing the organ for several local groups. He also enjoyed golfing, sailing, and remote control airplanes.

Stan was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the European Theatre.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Broadalbin.

Mr. Czelusniak was recently recognized as a 45-year member of the American Legion, Post 337 in Broadalbin. Stan was a charter member of the Lazy 8 RC Airplane Club, a member and past president of the local Musicians Union, and was a member of the Perth Senior Citizens.

He was married to Bernadine Buyce Czelusniak on July 4, 1948. She died September 21, 2002. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two grandchildren, Victoria Howe and Nicholas Maphia; and his siblings, Paul, Martha, Irene, Pearl, and Theresa.

Survivors include a son, Stanley Czelusniak (Cindy Jablonski) of Mayfield; two daughters, Deborah Harris of West Chazy, NY and Carol (Dennis) Sniezyk of Broadalbin; a brother, Joseph (Mary) Czelusniak of Buffalo Junction, VA; a sister, Felicia Simons of Prescott Valley, AZ; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street). A prayer service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert DeMartinis, officiating. Final burial will be in the spring at Wells Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kennyetto Fire Company or to the American Legion Post 337, both in care of the funeral home.