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Sunday, October 22, 2017


We regret to announce the passing of Past President

Steve Vitek  3/1/1923 - 5/21/2009

    

Steve Vitek  3/1/1923 - 5/21/2009
 
          We regretfully announce the passing of Past President Steve Vitek. Steve has served Cronomer Valley since 1950 and 7 years as President in our 75 years of history. "Papa Steve" as we nicknamed him, was a devoted husband of Ellen Vitek, who predeceased him; devoted father to Mark and Pat Vitek; devoted Grandfather and Lifelong Advocate of the Volunteer Fire Service. “Papa Steve” was a WWII Navy veteran and retired self-employed painter. His dedication to the fire service is unsurpassed by all. Besides over 55 years of “active-duty” responding to calls, he served as Fire District Secretary for over 40 years; served on many fire service committees with OCVFA, Past Director of HVVFA, FASNY  "2% Money" Committee, Director of Dutchess-Orange-Ulster-Sullivan Burn Fund, and Director of Orange Co Assoc. of Fire Districts..A Wake will be held in the Cronomer Valley Social Hall on Monday, May 25th from 3pm until 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 26th at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel on Rt. 52 at 10:30 am. The family has requested memorial donations to the Cronomer Valley FD in lieu of flowers.

 

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