George E Capek, PhD
Herkimer/Oppenheim, New York
Mr. George E. Capek, PhD, age 89, of Herkimer, previously of Oppenheim, passed absent peacefully on Sunday early morning, April 3, 2022 at the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Overall health System, New Hartford, subsequent a temporary ailment. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by those people who cherished and cherished him.
Survivors include things like his spouse of 62 years, Nancy of Herkimer and their six youngsters, Frank (Janice) Capek of Atlanta, GA John (Carla) Capek, PhD of Saratoga, CA Tom (Lisa) Capek of Corning, NY George (Leslie) Capek, Jr. of Novi, MI Jeanne (James) Girardy, MD of Very long Valley, NJ and Joanne (Ron) Young of Oppenheim, NY. He was the very pleased grandfather of 20-two grandchildren and a recent great-grandfather of two. He was predeceased by his mother and father Frank and Teresa Capek, brother Frank Capek, sister Emily Albrecht, and grandsons Daniel and Dominic Capek.
George was born on March 18, 1933 in Manhattan, NY to Frank and Teresa Capek. He was the youngest of a few children. His brother Frank proudly served and died in WWII. George graduated from the NY Military Academy and then been given his Bachelor diploma from CW Put up. George ongoing his schooling getting a Masters diploma from New York University and a PhD from Columbia University. He was employed as a professor of Aeronautical Engineering for 40 years at the College or university of Aeronautics, New York, NY. George was united in relationship to Nancy Elizabeth on September 1,1959 in Jackson Heights, NY. They first settled in Syosset, NY in advance of moving upstate in the early 1970s. Right after the move, George commuted into the city every single 7 days for operate, whilst having fun with all the positive aspects of living in the nation.
George was really lively in the communities in which he resided. He joined the Syosset Volunteer Hearth Section and served as Captain from 1969-1972. He also joined the Matinecock Lodge as a Mason in which he remained an energetic member for 50+ years. George continued his involvement with the Masons when he moved upstate and joined the Ziyara Shriners. He proudly participated in their clown training application so he was ready to choose part in the Ziyara Shriners Circus and even bought a clown automobile to generate in numerous Shriner situations.
George was lively in his kid’s education and served as president of the St. Johnsville Faculty Board throughout the many years that his sons had been in attendance and then transitioned to the Oppenheim University Board exactly where both of his daughters graduated. He also was a member of the St. Johnsville Rotary Club.
On retirement from his instructing position in NYC in 1996, George turned energetic in regional town activities initially being elected as Oppenheim town assessor and then elected the City of Oppenheim Supervisor from 2008-2014. He also was an avid coin collector and interest farmer.
Providers will just take position at the St. Johnsville Cemetery early this summer time, at a day to be decided. There are no calling several hours. Contributions in his identify can be offered to the Foltsbrook Centre for Nursing and Rehabilitation,104 N. Washington St. Herkimer NY. The relatives would like to thank the team of the Foltsbrook Center for their loving treatment of George in excess of the previous two several years.
Cremation arrangements are underneath the path and treatment of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 Point out Route 5 (in between Tiny Falls and St. Johnsville), 315-508-5131.
Released by Mohawk Valley Funerals & Cremations on Apr. 3, 2022.