Joseph Motyka

Obituary of Joseph M. Motyka

Joseph M. Motyka, Jr., 63 of Oxford, NY passed away at his home on February 9, 2012. He was born on June 2, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Rylo) Motyka, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Helena (Krasinski) Motyka; his children, Mary and Tim Dye and children, Joshua and Jessica, Joseph and Allison Motyka, Kate and Dante Roccasecca and children, Asia, Anthony, and Gabriella, Jen and Chris Dwight and daughter, Hannah; his brothers, Robert and Lillian Motyka, and Philip and Gail Motyka and children, Timothy and Sarah, and his special daughter, Kristi Curtis Downey. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Paul and his sister, Donna. Joe served in the US Marine Corps during the Viet Nam era. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Fort Hill Post #376, American Legion, Christy Rock Post #1232, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He loved to hunt and fish. His wife, children and grandchildren were the loves of his life. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:00 Am at St. Joseph's Church, State St., Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Oxford. Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815, or Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815.
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