St. Johnsville, New York-Mr. Harvey A. Rackmyer, age 72, a longtime St. Johnsville resident (Monroe Street), passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2022 at Albany Medical Center. He had the love and support of his family, by his side at the time of his passing.
Harvey was born on Dec. 19, 1949 in Little Falls, son of the late Harvey and Mary (Smith) Rackmyer and educated in St. Johnsville schools and graduated with the St. Johnsville High School, class of 1968. His last employment was with Beechnut as a supervisor. He retired following 30 years of dedicated service. He was united in marriage with Mary Harwick on June 23, 2001 in St. Johnsville at Grace Christian Church, a union of 21 years. Mr. Rackmyer was an avid golfer. He enjoyed trips to the casino. He was an avid NY Yankees fan and loved NASCAR racing.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of St. Johnsville; his daughter, April Rackmyer of Roseboom, NY, son, Matthew Rackmyer of Cherry Valley, son, Troy Rackmyer and wife Shari, daughter, Tammy Seelbach, step children, Holly Warner of Herkimer, Jason Gallt of Little Falls, Clayton Gallt of St. Johnsville; a sister, Constance "Connie" Nolly of Ft. Plain; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (between St. Johnsville and Little Falls), 315-508-5131 on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 from 11 am until 12:30 pm. A funeral service for Harvey will commence at 1 pm at Grace Christian Church, Center St., St. Johnsville on Saturday, Nov. 12th with the Rev. Michael Torres, officiating. Burial will be private. Kindly consider memorial offerings in Harvey's name to SAVAC, 14 Washington St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452. Envelopes are also available at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations on Route 5.