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Harry Charnetsky Jr.

March 4, 1922 February 7, 2018
Harry Charnetsky Jr.
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Harry Charnetsky Jr., 95 of Lansing, New York and formerly of Endicott, New York, has reposed in Christ – born to eternal life. May his memory be eternal. He passed away peacefully at home on February 7, 2018 after a full, wonderful life followed by a short period of decline. Harry was born on March 4, 1922, in Johnson City, New York to Harry and Anna Charnetsky.
He is survived by Helen, his devoted and loving wife of 71 years and the absolute love of his life. He was very loving and proud of his family who also survive him: three children Diane (Jerry) Albrecht of Endicott, Denise (Larry) Moore of Lansing, Harry Thomas (Sheila) Charnetsky of Johnson City; five grandchildren Eric (Annie) Albrecht, Greg (Victoria Zeppelin) Albrecht, Sabrina (Carl) Schimmelfing, Melissa (AC) Posey and Helen Moore; and eight great grandchildren Emma and Claire Albrecht, Isaac Albrecht, Jacob and Gabriel Schimmelfing, and Easton, Caleb and Sheldon Posey. Blanche Charnetsky, his sister-in-law, and many nieces and nephews also survive him. Our beloved patriarch’s generous, ambitious and creative spirit will always be remembered and passed on through generations.
Harry was a veteran of the US Navy, having served on the USS Griffin, in the Pacific Theatre during WW-II. After the war, it was love at first sight when Harry, dressed in his Navy whites, met Helen Hoch at the Union Hotel on October 5th, 1945, in Binghamton’s First Ward. After his marriage to Helen, Harry received an Associate’s Degree from Broome Tech and went on to a successful career as Advisory Engineer at IBM Owego.
He was proud of his Ukrainian heritage and served two terms as President of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Johnson City, a church that his father helped found.
With his analytic mind and love for precision, he excelled at building complex creations … from his patent for the memory system on the Titan missile while at IBM to his hobbies: tying flies for trout fishing, knitting wool sweaters, making intricate jewelry, and crafting wood into masterpieces, including children’s blocks, chests, tricycles, and frames for Helen’s needlework. As a 95 year old, he and Helen created wooden hobby horses for the young children in their lives.
He was an avid swimmer, golfer, camper, hunter, fly fisherman, wood worker, and pirohi maker. With a wry sense of humor, you knew he had a story to tell with his mischievous grin.
The family thanks John Perry, MD, and his assistants, Tracey and Tanya at Endwell Family Physicians, Catherine Cannariato, MD, and Syed Shah, DO, at Guthrie Primary Care in Ithaca, and Barbara at the Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and Tompkins County for their care.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1 St. John's Parkway, Johnson City with Rev. Father Ivan Synevskyy officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers kindly consider donating to St. John’s Church in Harry’s memory. Please also remember Harry with an unexpected act of kindness in his name.
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11:00 AM 2/12/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2/12/2018 12:30:00 PM
St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Church

1 St. John's Parkway
Johnson City, New York 13790

St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Church
1 St. John's Parkway Johnson City 13790 New York
United States





12:00 PM 5/23/2018 12:00:00 PM - 12:45 PM 5/23/2018 12:45:00 PM
St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery

501 Fairview Street
Johnson City, New York 13790

St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
501 Fairview Street Johnson City 13790 New York
United States

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St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery Final Resting Place

501 Fairview Street
Johnson City, New York 13790

501 Fairview Street Johnson City 13790 New York
United States

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