Ernest “Ernie” Gonsiewski, 72, of Pennellville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 19th with his loving family by his side.
Born in Syracuse to the late John and Dorothy Gonsiewski, he was a graduate of Central Square High School. After 30+ years of employment with Syroco, Ernie found his favorite job yet, a parts delivery driver for the NAPA Auto Parts store in Baldwinsville.
He dedicated 40+ years as a volunteer firefighter to both the Cato and Caughdenoy Fire Departments. If you couldnot find Ernie fishing on Oneida Lake or at Hunting Camp,enjoying time with his buddies, you could find him tinkering in his garage.
He is survived by his companion of 12+ years, Judy Petrie of Pennellville, NY; his three girls: Sara Gonsiewski (Manny Odar) of Montgomery, NY, Erica (Joe) Moorman of Tomball, TX and Johanna (James) McKinnon of Clyde, NY; and also Bill Petrie of Hastings, NY and Bob (Chris) Petrie of Hinmanville, NY. Ernie was the loving grandfather to seven Grandchildren: Nicolas, Cara, Sophia, Logan, Lucas, Jaxon, and Janiah. Also, not to be forgotten, his little furry sidekick, Pebbles.
Calling Hours will be held on Friday, 4-7 pm, at Traub Funeral Home, In., Central Square, followed by a Memorial Service at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Caughdenoy Fire Department.
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