NEW BERLIN – Patricia A. Tasior, 71, of New Berlin, who served in the Marines and Air National Guard and, later, as Pittsfield town clerk, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at her home.
Pat was born on on Aug. 24, 1948 in Utica, the daughter of the late Joseph and Phyllis Kostyczak Tasior. Pat grew up in Edmeston, where her family lived on the second floor of the Edmeston Hotel, which her father sold in 1987. The site is now occupied by NBT Bank and the post office.
Upon graduating from Edmeston Central School, Patty enlisted in the Marine Corp where she proudly served for 3 years beginning in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1970. During her time of service she was promoted to sergeant and continued to loyally serve her country in the Colorado Air National Guard in 1975-1976.
Patricia continued to always have a fondness for the state of Colorado that grew during her time spent while working for the Internal Revenue System there.
Patty’s kindness and generosity extended into her local community where she worked as the Pittsfield town clerk and as a senior court clerk for the Utica court system, while also supporting her fellow veterans at the AmVets and the VFW. Patty always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling and gardening.
Patty was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Phyllis and her sister-In-law Dianne. Patricia is survived by her two children, Jason Lautrup and Shawna Hill; Shawna’s husband Steven and their four children; Sam, Saleia, Mikaela, and Madison. She left behind the families of her five brothers Ron (Gail), Louis, Paul (Michele), Jimmy (Donna), and Kenny, as well as, her special friends Debbie and Gary Brown and Cindy Jones.
Calling hours will be 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Delker & Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St. Edmeston. Military honors will be held immediately following calling hours at the funeral home. Spring interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston.
Donations may be made to the American Legion Post 1376, Middle Settlement Rd New Hartford, NY 13413 or the VFW Post 8728 240 Wood Lane Utica, NY 13502 in memory of Pat.
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