Charles A. "Bud" Lukaszewski, 84, of Williams Street, Port Ewen died Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus.
He was born in Kingston, New York on November 1st, 1936, a son of the late Charles and Anne (Cook) Lukaszewski.
Bud started his long career as an equipment operator at Miron Lumber in Kingston, where he off-loaded train cars and trailer trucks. He went on to work for Hudson Cement in East Kingston as a heavy equipment operator, and where he also piloted their tugboat on the Hudson. Bud continued his career at Feeney's Boat Yard where he was a fitter, a steel welder and their tugboat operator. Bud retired in 2002, following seventeen years as a heavy equipment operator for Tilcon in Poughkeepsie, NY. For several years following his retirement, he enjoyed assisting the staff at Sav-on Party Central in Kingston.
Bud was a sport enthusiast who enjoyed fishing and hunting in the local area, playing basketball, softball and bowling. He loved to dance, and was an avid saxophone player, performing in various bands throughout his lifetime.
Bud is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara M. (Smith) Lukaszewski, Charles R. "Buddy" (Barbara A.) Lukaszewski of Kingston, Michael A. "Luke" (Roxanne) Lukaszewski of Port Ewen, Douglas J. (Suzanne) Lukaszewski of Ballston Lake, NY, Raymond J. (Judith Ann) Lukaszewski of Kingston, Wallace "Wally" (Henrietta) Lukaszewski of Port Ewen, four grandchildren, Michael, Charles "CJ", Sarai, and Stevie, and five great-children, Troy, Lyric, Nolan, Charles Tyler and Landon John. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his infant son, Charles Joseph Lukaszewski (1954).
The family will receive friends during a walk-through memorial visitation period at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Masks are required and social distancing will limit the capacity of the funeral home.
The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bud's memory to: American Diabetes Association at: www.diabetes.org/donate