- By Lansing Funeral Home
Born February 17, 1934, in Ithaca, Joe was the son of the late Vincent and Cecelia Hradisky. Joe attended school in Lansing after which he proudly served his country with the United States Army. He was married to Gertude Mapes Hradisky on March 25, 1959, and they embarked on a 54 year journey of working, raising their family and enjoying the many recreational opportunities that living near Myers Park provided. Joe was happiest when surrounded by family, whether it be sitting around a bonfire or working on a project around the house. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, horseshoes, trips to Sodus Bay, and tending his beautiful vegetable gardens. In 2008, Joe and Gertie renewed their wedding vows. Having spent the last three years at Cayuga Ridge in Ithaca, he was fortunate to have spent this past 4th of July at home, near the lake that he dearly loved.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Waite.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Gertrude Mapes Hradisky of Lansing; their children, Joseph P. Hradisky, Jr. (Teresa) of Odessa, Donald J. Hradisky (Karen) of Lansing, Belinda L. McGill (Todd) of Ithaca, Jeffery A. Hradisky (June) of SC; grandchildren, Alec, Ian, Troy, Shane, Matt, Dan, Julie, Cathy, Cindy and Allison; five great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Watson of Lansing; and a large extended family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Joe's memory to Gadabout, 737 Willow Ave. Ithaca, NY 14850 or Cayuga Ridge, Recreation Fund, 1229 Trumansburg Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.
The Hradisky family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Cayuga Ridge and Cayuga Medical Center for their care and compassion.
Family will be present to receive friends from 5-7pm, October 2, 2013, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. A Funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Jeff Tunicliff, will begin at 10am, October 3, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church, 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca, NY, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca, NY.