Fair Haven, NY - Raymond E. Poznoski, 75, of Fair Haven, NY and a former long time Herkimer resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Oswego Hospital, with his loving family by his side.
Ray was born October 18, 1944 in Herkimer, the son of the late Stanley and Helen (Bucrzinski) Poznoski, and was educated in Herkimer and Mohawk schools.
Mr. Poznoski was a United States Army veteran, enlisting on February 24, 1965, serving in Okinawa and Vietnam, and was honorably discharged on February 10, 1968 with the rank of SP5.
Ray was united in marriage to Beverly A. Cooney on October 19, 1968 at St. Joseph's Church in Dolgeville, NY.
He was last employed as a gunsmith at Remington Arms in Ilion. Mr. Poznoski was an active member of the Ilion Knights of Columbus, 518 Sacred Heart, Ilion Elks Lodge # 1444 and the Mohawk American Legion Post # 25.
A loving and caring family man, Ray always put the needs and concerns of his devoted family first. He treasured the quality time he spent with his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and extended family. An avid outdoorsman, he found tranquility in boating and fishing. Ray was also a faithful Boston Red Sox fan
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Beverly; two daughters, Kelly Montana of Herkimer and Rebecca Poznoski and fiancé James Pollock of Camillus ; a son, Jeffrey Poznoski and wife Tanya of Auburn; five grandchildren, Preston Poznoski, Brittany Montana, Zoie Montana, Maddax Poznoski and Brielle Pollock, a great grandson, Zander Coope; a sister, Diane Cherry of Mohawk; his in-laws, Ron Cooney of Dolgeville, Joanie Hall of Norfolk, VA, Debbie Zawtocki of Mechanicville, NY and Cindy Cooney of Archer, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Poznoski, Jr., and two brothers-in-law, James V. Cooney and Joseph Cherry.
A memorial service for Ray will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00 noon from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 East Albany St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-1500. The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:00 am until the time of the services at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
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