Stephen J. Jurcsak 61, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Ballston Spa, New York on December 29, 1952, the son of the late Andrew and Kathleen Jurcsak. He was an Air Force Veteran serving in Vietnam.
Stephen worked at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for many years, retiring in 2008. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and was an avid sports fan. Stephen enjoyed traveling to Hampton Beach, NH, the Adirondacks, and his favorite spot the Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine.
Stephen will be greatly missed by his family and his best friend Roger Morris. Roger and Stephen spent many mornings at Dunkin Donuts having coffee. Stephen also enjoyed spending time with his cat Simon and his dog Cosmo who were his constant companions.
Stephen is survived by his wife Patricia (Hewitt) Jurcsak; his children Justin Jurcsak and Lauren Jurcsak both of Ballston Spa; his beloved granddaughter Sophia; sisters Candace Waldrop (Charles) of Mount Pleasant, SC and Tracy Biddle of Ballston Spa; brother William Jurcsak (Susan) of Ballston Spa; and several nieces and nephews.
A service with military honors will be held at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga on a later date.
Memorial contributions in memory of Stephen may be made to the C. R. Wood Cancer Center, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38701.