|Frank F. Motyka, 81 a resident of Brooklyn and a former resident of Oswego passed away Thursday June 21, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Mr. Motyka was born in Oswego and was the son of the late John and Mary Jean Dewey Motyka. He was the husband of the late Joan Tollefsen Motyka who died in 1983.
He had been employed for 60 years as an Ironworker and was a member of Ironworkers Local 40 in New York City and Local 60 in Syracuse. He was a proud member of the “Raising Gang”. Mr. Motyka worked on various projects throughout the northeast. He retired at the age of 80.
Mr. Motyka served in the US Marine Corp. during the Korean War.
Mr. Motyka is survived by two daughters Susan Motyka and Diane (Robert) Godden both of Oswego, six sons Neil Motyka of Florida, Kenneth F. ( Susan Garofalo) of East Syracuse, Dennis Motyka of Hannibal, James (Jamie Bortel) Motyka of Scriba, Glenn Motyka of Sterling, Matthew (Sandy) Motyka of North Rose, one brother John “Sonny” Motyka of Sterling, one sister Sally Broadwell of Scriba, his girlfriend Frances Gushae of Brooklyn, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased two bothers Edward Motyka and Peter Motyka.
Funeral services will be held 9:30AM Tuesday from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 10:00AM in St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 5-8:00PM at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 6725 Lyons St. East Syracuse, NY 13057-0007.