June 24, 1933 - November 23, 2011
Zigmont (Zig) Karkoski of Moriah,NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his home after a long courageous battle with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma surrounded by loving members of his family.
He was born on June 24, 1933, in Hampton to Emil and Frances (Kantorowski) Karkoski, one of nine children.
He was married on Sept. 28,1957, to Rose Wasko of Fairfield, Conn., who survives. He is also survived by their son James and his wife,Akemi of Fujieda City, Shizuoka, Japan, his brothers Emil of Port Henry, Thomas (Kathy) of Ticonderoga Daniel (Melinda) of Magalia,Calif., and his sisters Agnes Harris and Frances Williford of Schroon Lake.
He was predeceased by his brother Jack and sisters Emily Ida of Mineville and Mary Hanchett of Ticonderoga.
He was a communicant of All Saints Church, Mineville, and had served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper.He was a graduate of Mineville High School and was was retired from Moriah Central school where he had been superintendent of buildings and grounds and bus driver for many years.He was a basketball official for many years and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.
All his family loved him deeply and he will be truly missed.
Calling hours were held at Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, on Sunday, Nov. 27. and a Mass of Christian burial was held at All Saints Church at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, with burial following at St.Peter and Paul Cemetery, Moriah.
Donations may be made in his name to the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center, c/o CVPH, 75 Beekman St., ,Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.