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Paul M. Cruskie

July 20, 1957 — May 22, 2024

East Herkimer, New York

Paul M. Cruskie, age 66, of Woodview Drive, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2024 at the Siegenthaler Center, New Hartford after a long illness.  He had the love and support of his wife by his side at the time of his passing.

He was born on July 20, 1957 in Maryland, son of Joseph and Molly (Stauffer) Cruskie and educated in New Hartford schools.  He was employed as a professor for over 30 years of dedicated service with Mohawk Valley Community College as part of the speech and theater faculty.  Paul will always be remembered as a gentle soft-spoken man.  He loved the theater and was active as an actor, director, set and lighting designer.  Some of his favorite roles on stage were Hamlet and Martin Dysart from Equus.  Paul and his beloved wife, Dale (Mosher) were together for nearly 40 years and resided in Herkimer.

Survivors include his wife Dale at home, his parents, Joseph and Molly of New Hartford, two sisters, Catherine Eckmair of Merrimack, NH and Ann Jachim of Reston, VA, his uncle, Dr. Robert (Sylvia) Chruscicki of Utica, his aunt, Mary Rose Schneider of Ft. Myers, FL, a sister in law, Dawn Martin of Delmar, NY, a brother in law, Bryan (Judy) Mosher of Prattville, Alabama, nephews, Erik, Adam, Jeremy Eckmair, Brandon Mosher and Brian Mosher and nieces, Nicolle Martin and Jennifer Hilgendorf.  He was preceded in death by his uncle, Andrew Chruscicki, brother John Cruskie and nephew, Shawn Martin.

Kindly consider contributions in Paul’s memory to the Siegenthaler Center, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413 or to Abraham House, 1203 Kemble St., Utica, NY 13501.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial services will take place at a time to be announced.  Dale would like to offer her deepest gratitude to the staff at Little Falls Hospital Dialysis, Valley Health Services and to the Siegenthaler Center.  Funeral and cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of Daniel J. Enea-Director of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131.  

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