Michael Kurywka

Michael Kurywka, 88, of Cohoes, passed away at his residence with his family by his side on Friday, March 8, 2019.  He was born in Cohoes, attended Cohoes Public Schools and graduated from Cohoes High School.  Son of the late Michael and Rose Kostyk Kurywka, Sr.  He served his country in the US Navy, serving in the Korean War.  He worked as a machinist technician for General Electric in Schenectady for many years before retiring and was a member of GE 25-year Club.  He belonged to the Johnson Pond Hunting Club in North Hudson.  He cherished his camp in North Hudson where he enjoyed going deer hunting with his buddies, fishing and ice fishing with his brother, nephew and friends.  He took great pleasure in going to his great niece, Bridget’s volley ball and soft ball games when she was in school. He liked to go to Stewart’s weekly to get his coffee and play his numbers. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Paul Kurywka, Sr.  Brother of Patricia (Pat) Kurywka of Cohoes, uncle of Paul Kurywka, Jr. of Wynantskill, great uncle of Bridget Kurywka of Waterford, brother-in-law of Margaret (Peggy) Kurywka of Cohoes and God-father of Paul Kurywka, Jr., Colleen Babeyko and Patti Zappala, also survived by several cousins.  Funeral Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00am from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Cohoes where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.  Interment will follow in St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery, Waterford.  Relatives and friends can visit with the family at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes on Tuesday from 4 to 7pm.  If desired donations may be made to the Melody Center for Childhood Cancer at Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Avenue, MC119, Albany, NY 12208-3478 or VA patient needs fund at Stratton VA Medical Center in his memory.