David Nicholas Kaminski, 65, of Camillus, passed away Friday at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital. Born in Syracuse, he was a lifetime resident of the Camillus area, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, service, and love.
David was a cherished member of the Westvale Golf Club, where his passion for the sport and warm camaraderie enriched the lives of his fellow club members. His friendly demeanor and love for the game created lasting bonds that extended beyond the golf course, defining him as a true friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Beyond the golf greens, David was a dedicated coach for the St. Joseph's Church CYO JV basketball team, where he imparted not only his knowledge of the game but also valuable life lessons to his players. His coaching went beyond the court, instilling in his athletes the values of teamwork, perseverance, and integrity. David's impact on the young athletes extended to the baseball field as well, where he selflessly volunteered his time to coach for the West Genesee Athletics Club’s baseball program, leaving an indelible mark on the community's sporting spirit.
David Nicholas Kaminski will be remembered not only for his athletic prowess and coaching acumen but also for his kindness, generosity, and the genuine care he showed for everyone around him. His legacy will live on in the memories of those he touched, both on and off the field.
David is predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Elizabeth; and son, Mark.
Surviving are his wife, MaryPat; sons, Joseph of Richmond, VA, and Steven (Nicole) of Wynantskill; grandson, Carter; sister, Susan Bucci; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation to celebrate David’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
A funeral Mass honoring David’s memory will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
David will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt.