Charles "Gary" Malacynski, 63, of Centerline Road, Galway, died Monday evening, May 5, 2014, at Saratoga Hospital.
He was born in Amsterdam on April 11, 1951, a son of Charles J. and Julia M. Walkowicz Malacynski and was a 1970 graduate of Galway High School. Gary later attended Cobleskill Ag & Tech. He was a lifelong resident of Galway.
Gary was employed at Union College in Schenectady for nineteen years as the grounds and transportation supervisor. He later worked for the New York State Dept. of Transportation in Saratoga. Gary also worked on many dairy farms and horse farms throughout the area.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. Gary adored his farm animals and took great pride in their well-being. He enjoyed attending county fairs and showing his animals and going to farm auctions. Gary was a member of the Galway Fish & Game Club.
Survivors include a sister, Patricia Fallis (Richard) of Galway; a nephew, Daniel Fallis; aunts, Mary Quillan, Jennie Malacynski, Mary Foggia, Stacia Lewandowski, Jean Davies, Theresa Walkowicz, and Joyce Walkowicz; uncles, Thomas Walkowicz (Lorraine) and John Hoshlyk; cousins, Patrick Quillan, Karen Robinson, Theresa Lockwood, Andrew Cuipyrk, Richard Malacynski, Joseph Malacynski, Heidi Malacynski, Tony Fabozzi, Karen Spooner, Richard and David Lewandowski, Thomas, William, and John Davies, Scott and Todd Walkowicz, Michael Hoshlyk, Barbara Novak, Joseph and Mark Walkowicz, Debbie Lasko, Kathy Miranda, Ed Walkowicz, Beth Zawisza, Sharon Davis, Veronica Agosta, Ed Grezbein, and Alushia Knudson; as well as numerous second cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 and Black Street), Johnstown, with the Rev. Matthew Wetsel officiating. Burial will be in Foster Hill Cemetery, Galway. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, in care of the funeral home.
His family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Intensive Care Unit at Saratoga Hospital for the compassionate care that was provided to Gary during his critical illness.