Stanley E. Cwirko, 91, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Thursday after a long and fulfilling life. Born and raised in Staten Island, he moved to Camillus in 1966. Stan graduated from Port Richmond High School and then migrated upstate where he graduated from SUNY Brockport. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was also stationed in Germany. An anchor in the Camillus community, Stan was a member of the Camillus Optimist Club, Camillus Elks, American Legion Post 1540, Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity and founding member of the Camillus Ski Hill Assn. He was also well known for being the flag bearer for the Camillus Memorial Day parade. A communicant of St. Joseph’s Church for over 50 years, Stan was a participant and former president of the Holy Name Society and will be remembered for his warm greetings as an usher at church. He was an avid sports fan, especially for the NY Yankees, NY Giants, and SU, and truly enjoyed golfing and cooking. Above all, Stan loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a larger-than-life type of guy!
Stan was predeceased by his parents, John and Stella; and siblings, Anthony, Mary, and Edward.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, the former Lois King; children, Anne Marie (Joseph) Conroy of Beaufort, SC, Kathleen (Gary) Cwirko of Green Pond, NJ, Michael (Brenda) of E. Syracuse, and Mark of Novato, CA; grandchildren, Matthew, Meghan, Daniel, Cooper, Chloe, Kristen, Jon, Jeff, and Alex; and six great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, November 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church.
Stan will be laid to rest in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031.