Fredrick “Fred” Kobylaski of Warwick, retired director of transportation of the Warwick Valley School District Bus Garage, entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. He was 85.
The son of Michael Kobylaski and Julia Filipowski Kobylaski, he was born on Oct. 20, 1935, in Pine Island.
Fred was a member of the U.S. Army 24th Division during the Korean War.
He enjoyed working at the bus garage for 34 years. He also taught Class 1 Tractor Trailer driving course at BOCES for 22 years and the School Bus Safety Course for Warwick and BOCES for 20 years.
He also enjoyed taking care of the Queen Village Queen Buses. They were a wonderful group of girls to work for.
Fred also enjoyed his 10 years on WTBQ radio playing, “Come on Down Tonight Polka’s” with Mary Ann. He was also a Lector at St. Joseph Church in the Village of Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ann Pawliczak Kobylaski; daughter Kathleen Buttitta of Saddle Brook, N.J.; son Thomas (Nancy) Kobylaski of Warwick; daughter Bonnie (“Special son-in-law” Bruce) Slesinski of Goshen; son Mark (Jamie) Kobylaski of Florida; grandchildren: Joseph, Thomas, Katie, Elizabeth, Megan, Kelli, Kaylee and Jessica; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frances and Robert Brozowski; Joan and Frank Kukelka; Betty and Bob Regelski; Dolly and Steven Grzywaczewski; Eleanor Pawliczak; and George and Ruth Pawliczak; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Michael Koby and his wife Charlotte; sister Lillian Rogowski and her husband Walter; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Rose and Kenneth Morgiewicz; Edmund and Mildred Pawliczak; Theresa and Joseph Leonardo; Val and Theresa Pawliczak; Vincent and Matilda Barczak; Floyd and Bernadette Myruski; Leonard and Vincent Pawliczak.
As per his wishes, funeral services will be held privately.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warwick Community Ambulance Services, Inc., PO Box 315, Warwick, NY 10990.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com