ONEONTA - Paul K. Neske, 84, of Oneonta, formerly of Schenevus, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, Feb. 1, 2018, in Oneonta, with Dave and Anne at his side.
Paul was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on July 7, 1933, son of the late Frederick Neske and Pauline Kurzenski.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by the love of his life, Kathryn Helen Neske on Jan. 25, 2017; and two sisters, Frances and Marion.
Paul wore many hats in his life. After finishing his tour in the Korean Conflict with the United States Army as a military police officer, he became a police officer in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He simultaneously achieved master plumber status, and worked in the family business until moving to Schenevus in 1969.
He and Kathryn owned and operated the Schenevus Hotel for many years, and he drove school bus for the Schenevus School District for more than 20 years.
Paul was a lifelong New York Yankees fan, and avid RV camper with Kathryn. For 38 years, they traveled the U.S., and settled the last 11 years in Belvedere Lake campgrounds where they enjoyed the summer months.
He liked spending time in the wood working shop with Dave, and had a passion for hunting and fishing. His happiest days were spent in his tree stand. Paul was also a member of the Schenevus Methodist Church.
Paul, better known as "Jaji" will be remembered as a loyal and loving father, grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his son, Dave (Anne) Neske of Oneonta; sister, Vera; brother, Frederick; close cousins, Roseann (Jay) Perosky and their children, Donna and Tracey of Midland Park, New Jersey;
sister-in-law, Madelyn (Patrick) Milliken and their children, Scott and Kelly Milliken of Oak Ridge, New Jersey; granddaughters, Katrina Torres, Julianna Fairbairn, Veronica Pfeiffer, many other grand and great-grandchildren; his distant children that he loved and missed, Paul T. Neske Sr. and Lisa Pindar; and their families.
In keeping with Paul's wishes, there will be a celebration of his life in the spring at a time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, those that wish may make donations to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820, in loving memory of Paul.
Arrangements are with Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston.
To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com, or on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.
Published on February 4, 2018