Mr. Sylvester Foltman, 90, of George Street, Amsterdam, New York passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at the home of his niece, Mary Going and her family.
He was born December 5, 1922 in Amsterdam, New York a son of the late Bronislaw and Anna Raczkowska Foltman. He received his education in Amsterdam schools and received his Bachelor's from Brown University. He also received his Master's from Syracuse University.
During World War II, Mr. Foltman served in the Navy as an Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class participating in the liberation of the Philippines, the Battle of Lyete Gulf and the Battle of Okinawa on the flight deck of the USS Marcus Island.
He was employed by the New York Stae Department of Transportation as Traffic Manager for the Barge System for many years before retiring.
Mr. Foltman was a longtime member of the Church of St. John the Baptist and was a current member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Club for many years. He will also be remembered for his dedication as a Tutor for the GED Program.
He is survived by his sister Harriet Thackrah, Amsterdam, New York; brothers William Foltman, Schenectady, New York and Anthony Foltman, Florida; nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great grand nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Marion Wasileski, Ceil Wiatrowski and Helen Foltman and by his brothers Dennis, Barney, Joseph and Felician Foltman.
A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home 200 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 156 E. Main Street, Amsterdam, New York with Rev. Stanislaus Swierzowski, Celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in St. John's Cemetery.Calling hours or visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until tje service. In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with his love of education and knowledge, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Institute, 10 Kopernik Blvd. or to the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church Street, both in Amsterdam, New York 12010.
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