Mr. Joseph W. Lavicka, 88, of State Highway 30, Amsterdam, New York, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam, New York.
He was born February 4, 1924, in Schenectady, New York, a son of the late Joseph and Sophie Lavicka. He was a graduate of Draper High School and came to Amsterdam in the late 1940s.
Mr. Lavicka served in the Army from 1945-46.
Joe was the owner and operator of L & M Appliances for many years. He was also a partner in the former Pin Haven Lanes on Route 30 north.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church. He was also a member of the Polish-American Veterans.
On June 25, 1949, he was united in marriage to the former Felicia M. Sajdak. She died February 7, 2010. He was also predeceased by his sister, Roselyn Gentile.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph J. Lavicka Sr. (Pam) of Amsterdam, New York and Gary E. Lavicka (Patricia) of Johnstown, New York; his grandchildren, Elise Lavicka and Joseph J. Lavicka Jr., both of Amsterdam and Lindsay Lavicka of Rochester, New York; brother and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York, with Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis officiating. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today, September 17, 2012, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the River Ridge Living Center - Activities Department, 100 Sandy Drive, Amsterdam, New York 12010.
Please submit online condolences at www.jendrzejczakfuneral.com.