Henry J. Getek, 80, of
Rome, passed away at home on Saturday, June
24, 2017. He was born June 25, 1936 in Utica,
the son of the late Frank and Helen LaSota
Getek. Henry was a graduate of Our Lady of
Lourdes Elementary School and St. Francis De
Sales High School. After high school, he
served in the US Air Force during the Korean
War from 1954-1958. Upon returning home from
the Air Force, Henry enrolled at Utica College
and graduated in 1963 with a BA in Social
Studies Education and he went on to earn a
Masterís Degree in Social Studies Education
from Syracuse University in 1968. On November
18, 1967 he was united in marriage to Barbara
Kaczowka in Transfiguration Church.
Mr. Getek taught for the Rome City School
District at Strough Junior High from 1964 to
Henry was a member of the NYS Teachers
Association, the Rome Teachers Association,
St. Paulís Church, and the Knights of
Columbus. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf.
He was also an avid NY Yankees fan.
Surviving besides his beloved wife of 49
years, Barbara, is a brother and
sister-in-law, Fred and Janet Getek of Rome; a
sister-in-law, Lorraine Bailey of Centreville,
VA; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
Tuesday at 11:00AM at St. Paulís Church.
Interment will take place in St. Maryís
Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in Henryís memory may be made to
the St. Paulís Church Memorial Fund.
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