George J. Vacek

George J. Vacek, age 85, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, Gloversville after a brief illness.

Born on August 30, 1928, in Gloversville the son of the late George V. Vacek and Sarah Zilka Vacek.

He was a graduate of Johnstown High School class of 1946.

Mr. Vacek served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Church and Holy Trinity Parish, Johnstown.

George was employed with The U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1990.

His hobbies included golfing, fishing, hunting and most recently traveling.

Survivors include his wife Mary Catherine Jennings Vacek whom he married on June 23, 1951; two sons Dr. James J. Vacek of Johnstown and Edward P. (Kathleen) Vacek of Newark, Delaware; two grandsons Matthew W. Vacek and Gregory J. Vacek both of Newark, Delaware and one nephew, Patrick Jennings.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, October 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday one -hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Cremation will follow at Vale Crematory, Schenectady with final interment in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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