BURLINGTON FLATS/HERKIMER — Edward Lachut, 96, of Angel Hill Road, Burlington Flats, formerly of South Bellinger Street, Herkimer, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with his family by his side.
He was born in New York Mills on March 11, 1916, the son of the late Albert and Susan Kupiec Lachut. He attended New York Mills schools. He served with the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on May 11, 1939. He was at one time married to Emily Chwalek in New York Mills. Emily passed away in 1962.
Edward was later married to Edith Grace Golon in 1972 in Cooperstown. Edward was employed as a welder for the Portland Navy Yard and later by the Brooklyn Naval Yard during WWII. He was most recently employed as a welder for Chicago Pneumatic, Utica, from 1946 until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the New Life Church and the Herkimer Assembly of God.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Edith Lachut; one daughter, Barbara LaBrake of Florida; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Christine Lachut of Star Lake; two stepdaughters, Gloria Daniels of Dryden and Catherine Crist of Burlington Flats; one brother, Edwin Lachut of Utica; his grandchildren, Aaron, Megan and Ian LaBrake and Robert and Emily Lachut; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Mackenzie LaBrake; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His funeral will be held at the convenience of his family with burial in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Cemetery in New Hartford. There will be no public calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of Ed’s favorite charities, Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231.
His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Edward’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.