Mr. Carl J. "Pete" Kakareka Jr., 74, of Cobleskill, passed away November 18, 2012. He was born June 17, 1938, in Gloversville, son of the late Carl J. and Frances Cardella Kakareka Sr. He was educated in Gloversville schools and employed earlier in his life at the former Sears & Roebuck store in Gloversville as a mechanic. He had also worked for a time at Garlock Cadillac Oldsmobile dealership. For the last fifteen years, he had been housing manager for the Colonial Village in Cobleskill.
"Pete" as he was known, enjoyed baseball and football, but especially loved golf. He played regularly at Fox Run and Hales Mills. He also looked forward to the Saratoga racing season. Pete was passionate about cats. His loved extended to the many strays he would never turn away or fail to help in any way he could. His great compassion went well beyond cats. He was well known for always thinking of others first.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Brian Campbell of Carver, Mass. He was predeceased by a sister, Helen Valachovic.
A memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, P.O. Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Please visit the family online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.