In Memory of Joseph J. Droleskey, Sr.

February 17, 1957 - April 6, 2019

Resided in Waterville, NY


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Joseph J. Droleskey, Sr., 62, of Waterville, died April 6, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

He was born February 17, 1957 in Utica. He was the son of Irene Czudak Droleskey and the late Albert Droleskey and graduated from New Hartford High School.

Joe loved cars and had worked as both a salesman and auto mechanic.

He was an avid sports fan enjoying golf, darts, shuffleboard and chess.

He is survived by his mother, Irene Droleskey of New Hartford, his birthmother Geri Power of MN; his sister Joann M. Ritter, Rio Rancho NM, his children Sharon of Whitesboro, Joseph, Jr. of Rochester and Kristen of Waterville; three grandchildren, Ben and Emily and Sophy.

The family wishes to thank his lifelong friends Ray and Kevin for all of the care and support they gave to Joe.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 at St. Thomas More Chapel, 738 Robert St., Utica, NY 13502. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are on Tuesday today from 4-6 PM at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.