Alexander Orlowski, 91, of Valatie NY, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020. He was the cherished husband of Mary Orlowski, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
Alex was born September 22, 1928 in St. James, NY. He was the son of Bolix and Mary Frances (Stasek) Orlowski. In 1944, Alex and his family relocated their farm to Stamford, NY. In 1951, Alex enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country overseas during the Korean Conflict. After his service, Alex returned home to Stamford where he met and married his wife Mary Florence Parys. In 1956, Alex joined the New York State Thruway in Suffern, NY, then transferred to the Berkshire Spur division in 1958. He then planted roots in Valatie, NY, where he lived through his retirement in 1986. Alex’s hobbies included tending to his many gardens, participating in Polka dancing events, hunting, and cheering for his favorite NY sports teams, the Giants and Yankees.
In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his three children, Alexander (Johanna) Orlowski, Jr., Robert (Christina) Orlowski, and Sandra Race; 10 grandchildren: Amanda, Michael, Theresa, Rebecca, Maria, Christina, Jessica, Sarah, Scott, Ryan; 2 great grandchildren: Finbar, Mikael, and extended family. Alex will be greatly missed, but he left a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Interment will be private at St. John the Baptist cemetery in Valatie, NY at a later date, with arrangements being handled by Raymond Bond Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at. the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Facebook site In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org) or the Columbia Greene Humane Society (www.chgs.org/donate/).