Robert Kurtyka

Obituary of Robert Kurtyka

Robert Kurtyka, 83, of Clinton, was reunited with his wife, Linda, on May 27, 2020. Bob was born August 13, 1936, in Syracuse, the son of Catherine Wojciszyn. After high school, he served his country in the US Navy Reserves and later was a member of the New Hartford American Legion Post #1376. In 1962, he was united in marriage to Linda Wyatt. They raised their daughters and cherished every moment with their grandchildren and family. Bob was a printer, working for GE, Farnsworth Printing, Climate Master, Revere Printing and Vicks Lithograph. He truly enjoyed teaching his craft at BOCES and MVCC and was disappointed when the programs ended. Bob received his Lifetime Membership with the Utica District Club of Printing House Craftsmen. He could also be found working at the Jolly Butcher Shop. Bob and Linda were members of St. Mary’s Church in Clinton, where Bob helped with many events including the church picnic. At any family event, you could always find Bob at the grill. He was an avid golfer and belonged to many area leagues. Bob lost his wife and best friend, Linda, on March 12th and missed her dearly. He is survived by his two daughters, Kathy McDonald and her husband, Joe, of Canastota and Kris Kurtyka of Sauquoit and her significant other, Bob Ellison; five grandchildren, whom he adored, Katarina Kurtyka, Wyatt Kurtyka, Connor McDonald, Makenna Sadowski and her husband John and Derrick Ellison; his great-grandson, Liam Sobolewski; his cousin, Jack Kurtyka and his wife Kay; and his in-laws, Lizbeth and Dan Murphy, Annette and Norm Farley, Christine and Rick Cooper, and Mary Wyatt. Robert and Linda Kurtyka passed away this spring, 76 days apart. They were married for 58 years and were always together. All are invited to attend Memorial Calling Hours from 3-6pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, 35 College St., Clinton. A Memorial Mass for Robert and Linda Kurtyka will be held at 10am Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, Marvin St., Clinton with their burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Due to the current restrictions, we will be operating at a 25% occupancy. We ask for your patience as we try to accommodate those coming to support the Kurtyka Family. Please consider donations in Bob’s memory to New Hartford American Legion Post #1376, 8616 Clinton St., New Hartford, NY 13413.

Memorial Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc.
35 College Street
Clinton, New York, United States
(315) 853-5746

Memorial Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, June 11, 2020
St. Mary's Church
Marvin Street
Clinton, New York, United States
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