1909 William 2008

William F. Prusinowski

July 21, 1909 — July 13, 2008

William F. Prusinowski, 98, of Camillus, died Sunday, July 13, 2008 at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Syracuse on Wednesday, July 21, 1909, he was the son of Julian Prusinowski and Emilia Zowadzki Prusinowski. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse-Camillus area, he was an Army veteran of World War II. Following his discharge from the service, he became a member of the Civil Defense Filter Center in Eastwood. Bill was employed by the New York Central Railroad for 40 years and was also previously employed by the Everson Museum for 10 years. He was a lifetime member of the YMCA and member of the American Legion Pulaski Post. He was a communicant of Transfiguration Church. Bill enjoyed gardening and was an avid runner and fisherman. He participated in a variety of athletics, particularly boxing, football and baseball. He was predeceased by his brothers, Dooley and Raymond Prusinowski and sisters, Sally Sobotka, Genevieve Chrostowski and Alice Prusinowski. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, the former Sally Pelkowski; son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Pat Burak Prusinowski; sister, Jane Oriente; grandchildren, William C. and Anna C. Prusinowski, all of Syracuse; sister-in-law, Ann Pelkowski; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at noon Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Van Duyn where Rev. Thomas P. Kobuszewski will celebrate a funeral Mass. Friends may call preceding the funeral from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Contributions may be made to Van Duyn Home & Hospital Nursing Fund, 5075 West Seneca Turnpike, NY 13215.
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