LYON MOUNTAIN â€” Peter Kwetcian, 76, of Peteâ€™s Street, Lyon Mountain, died Saturday, June 9, at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of the North Country.
Born in Schenectady, N.Y., on Jan. 31, 1925, he was the son of Joseph and Martha (Gudaitis) Kwetcian.
He was married to Rita Pageau on Jan. 14, 1950, in St. Bernardâ€™s Church in Lyon Mountain.
Mr. Kwetcian is survived by his wife of 51 years, a sister-in-law Geraldine Kwetcian of Lyon Mountain, two nieces and their husbands, Jeanie Ann and Dan Cupoli of Marcellus, N.Y., Jill and Thomas Baughn of Dannemora, a nephew and his wife, Joseph and Shelia Kwetcian of Altona, his wifeâ€™s family, Myrtle and Francis Siskavich of Lyon Mountain, Alfred and Barbara Pageau of Lyon Mountain, Robert and Mary Pageau of Lyon Mountain, Donald and Jeanie Pageau of Merrill and good friends Bernadette and Claire Kowalowski of Lyon Mountain and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Those that preceded in death were his parents and a brother, Anthony Kwetcian.
Peter attended school in Lyon Mountain and enlisted into the U.S. Army and served in the Infantry Company on the European Theater and was one of the first to enter Dachu Prison Camp during World War II. He was honorably discharged July 8, 1946. He was employed at Republic Steel working as a plumber and heating technician all his life. He retired in 1967 from Republic Steel and continued with his trade at Clinton County Building and Grounds and was also self-employed. His interests were photography, cross-country skiing, hunting and wood working. He was a communicant of St. Bernardâ€™s Church, Lyon Mountain, Sorrell Woodward American Legion Post 1623, Merry Lyoneers, Merry Go Round Hunting Club and active with Friends of Lyon Mountain Museum.
Calling hours will be held at the Lyon Mountain Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 in St. Bernardâ€™s Church with Msgr. Bernard Christman officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Bernardâ€™s Cemetery, Lyon Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country or St. Bernardâ€™s Restoration Fund.
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