Paul K. Neske

Paul K. Neske, 84, of Oneonta, formerly of Schenevus, passed away peacefully Thursday evening the 1st of February in Oneonta with Dave and Anne at his side.

Paul was born in Ridgewood, NJ on July 7, 1933 the son of the late Frederick Neske and Pauline Kurzenski. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by the love of his life Kathryn Helen Neske on January 25, 2017, and two sisters Frances, and Marion.

Paul wore many hats in his life. After finishing his tour in the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, he became a police officer in Ridgewood NJ. He simultaneously achieved Master Plumber status, and worked with the family business until moving to Schenevus in 1969. He and Kathryn owned and operated the Schenevus Hotel for many years, and he drove school bus for the Schenevus School District for over 20 years.

Paul was a life long New York Yankees fan, and a an avid RV camper with Kathryn. For 38 years, they traveled the U.S., and then settled the last 11 years in Belvedere Lake campgrounds where they enjoyed the summer months. He liked spending time in the wood working shop with Dave and had a passion for hunting and fishing. His happiest days were spent in his tree stand. Paul was also a member of the Schenevus Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son Dave (Anne) Neske of Oneonta, a sister Vera, a brother Frederick, close cousins Jay (Roseann) Perosky and their children Donna and Tracey of Midland Park NJ,
Sister in law Madelyn (Patrick) Milliken and their children Scott and Kelly Milliken of Oak Ridge, NJ, granddaughters Katrina Torres, Julianna Fairbairn, Veronica Pfeiffer, and many other grand and great grandchildren. In addition he is survived by his distant children that he loved and missed, Paul T Neske SR, and Lisa Pindar, and their families.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday February 10 at the Schenevus United Methodist Church, 70 Main St Schenevus, NY. Calling hours will be from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those that wish, may make donations to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Dr Oneonta, NY 13820 in loving memory of Paul. Arrangements are with Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences, visit of on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

6 thoughts on “Paul K. Neske”

  1. To Paul Neske Senior in Maryland, NY
    Hi Paul, Just heard of your fathers loss. We are sorry, but so grateful for the short time to know him.
    I spent many a time talking with him, on the bus going to games and also at all home games in Schenevus school. He was a great man and I am very proud to have known him.

    Warmest regards,

    Mark & LuAnn LoBuglio

  2. I am very sorry to hear of the Neske family’s loss. May the memories of the time that you spent with him be a comfort at this sad time. Celebrate those memories and he will live on.

  3. For all of us who grew up in Schenevus, (my childhood was filled with family, farming, fun and sports in a close community) – everyone knew and loved Mr. Neske. I have so many fond memories of him cheering at sporting events, always lending an ear and words of kindness, a smile that was infectious and a tough as nails work ethic. He was a pillar in our community and will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.
    Tracey Marullo-Ranieri

  4. Dave and Anne Neske and family:
    We would like to extend our prayers to you all at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
    May you find comfort in time, thinking of your Dad as a great gift from God. Many memories of what a great man he was and will continue to be in Heaven.
    Sincere condolences,
    Geoff & Irene


  6. Dave and Anne,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Greg and I are very pleased we were able to see all of you last fall. We really enjoyed reminiscing with Paul.
    Dave, have comfort in knowing your Mom and Dad are together again.

    With love and prayers
    Greg and Nona

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