George Cietek, Jr.

George Cietek, Jr, 76, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Born in Troy, NY on June 14, 1941, he was the son of George and Dalbina Cietek. He proudly served in the US Army and the US Air Force where he was a recipient of several service medals.

George was a warehouse manager for JC Penney for several years. George and his wife Sandra traveled all over the world together. They loved playing the slot machines at Atlantic City and the Saratoga Racino.

He was predeceased by his wife Sandra and their son Gregory, and his brother Thomas Cietek. George is survived by his grandchildren Anthony Cietek and Katie Cietek; siblings Kathy Kalbus (Gil), Pat O’Leary (Kim) and Maureen Ingraham (Ed); several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Minnie.

Funeral services will military honors will be held 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to the American Heart Association.

The family would like to thank George’s neighbor Kelly for the years of friendship and support she gave to George and Sandra.

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Our prayers and thoughts are with you

Bettie Yager

George was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my daughter, Kelly. I know how much he will be missed. He was a very dear man. May he rest in peace.

Kelly Howe

I will miss George immensely, I already do. I was so blessed to have been George and Sandy's next door neighbor for 20 years. The nicest people there ever was. You couldn't ask for better neighbors. George was such a jokester, everyday he'd come over with Minnie and chat with us and tell us stories about when he was in the service and traveled all around the world and he'd tell us on a 85 degree day that it was going to snow, lol. We shared holidays together throughout the years. These past couple years with George's health getting worse and worse I stood by his side and did what I could to help and support him and take care of him. These past several months have been very difficult watching George decline, I visited with him daily and we would talk about everything and anything. We shared our last meal together on Easter when I brought him over from the Saratoga Center where he was in doing rehab trying to get strong enough to go home again, I will cherish in my memory that Easter day. I'm so sorry Anthony and Katie for your tremendous loss. George was my best friend and I'll always love him and will never forget him.

Karla, Ed and Justine Carusone

Anthony and family
We are so sorry for your loss.
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Deepest sympathies

Scott Kilburn II

Will miss George greatly. He was a good friend and neighbor