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 www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com of on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.