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Joseph Erceg Obituary

Joseph Frank Erceg
Joseph Frank Erceg

June 26, 2010


Joseph F. Erceg, age 89 of Smith's Landing, died Saturday, June 26 at Columbia Memorial Hospital's Hospice unit following a long illness.
Mr. Erceg was born in Alsen, NY on September 23, 1920 to the late Michael and Kathryn Musan Erceg. He married the former Adelaide Goodwin on August 9, 1941 and was retired from American Tree and Wreath in Coxsackie. He was an avid gardener and antique collector.
He is survived by his wife Adelaide Erceg of Smith's Landing and their two children: Robert Erceg and his wife Mary of Selkirk and Barbara Erceg and her life partner Cindy Fowler of Palenville; two grandchildren: Mrs. Rory (Colleen) Glass and Mrs. Dan (Tracy) Powell, both of Catskill; former daughter-in-law Rita O'Leary; fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nephew Stephen Erceg, Jr. and devoted friends: Mike Roberts of Catskill and Melissa Cowan of Smith's Landing. He was predeceased by his sister Eva Erceg, brother Stephen Erceg, and niece Kathy Lane.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 30 at 11 a.m. in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill with interment following in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene at 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com

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