Martinsburg- Carl Golas, of Martinsburg, passed away under the care of
Jefferson County Hospice with his family by his side, on Tuesday evening,
July 26, 2022.
Carl was born on November 9, 1942
the son of the late Carl Walter and the late Stella (Bury) Golas. His first marriage to Maureen (Grafton) Sugrue
ended in divorce. He married Cindi J. (Compo) Balash
on December 23, 1993 with Justice Jimmy Ingersoll
He graduated from
(1960) and attended MohawkValley for two years
transferring to EFS at SyracuseUniversity attaining a Bachelorís of Science in Woods Products (1964). Carl
started working at Remington Rand in Utica
then began his career at AMF Bowling in Lowville in 1965 as Production
Manager and held that position for over 25 years. He then went on to work
for Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) as a Wood Products
Consultant working with over 600 people in the wood industry business in
the North Countryand
also worked as a Census Enumerator where he enjoyed traveling the
surrounding area and collecting data for the census bureau before retiring
Carl was past
President of Lewis Country Chamber of Commerce, past House Committee Member
of Lowville Elks Lodge #1605 of which he was a lifetime member, coached
Lowville Little League for many years, volunteer ambulance driver for Lewis
County Search & Rescue, member of Brantingham
Golf League, a 50+ year member of Matawan Hunting Club, Coast Guard
licensed charter caption for 30+ years and a member of the Polish American
Club. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, gambling, golfing, watching
Syracuse University Basketball games, enjoying time at Pleasant Lake in Brantingham, gardening and in his later years
travelling to Florida for winter fun, cruising the Caribbean, snorkeling,
teaching the younger generation about hunting and fishing, spending time
with family and drinking a Manhattan or two with friends.
He is survived by
his wife, Cindi, his two children, Carl (Amanda Delles)
S. Golas, Jr. Watson; Colleen (Jeffrey) Rast; Queen Creek, AZ; his two step-children, Steve Balash; Rochester; Brian (Jenn) Balash;
Penfield; his two grandchildren, Brett (Rachael) Golas;
Lindsey (Cory Schaab) Golas;
three step-grandchildren, Ryker Balash, Emerson Balash, McKinley Balash; a
great granddaughter, Georgie Golas; a sister
Cynthia Noon; nephews Michael, Thomas, Billy and Mark Noon and their
families. He is predeceased by parents Stella and Carl Golas,
favorite Aunt Josephine Hanus and Brother in Law Teddy Noon.
will be held at Sundquist funeral home for family.
Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at MartinsburgCemetery on Saturday, July 30, 2022
at , where a Elks
service will be conducted. A celebration of life to follow at the Lowville
VFW #6912. Donations of a covered dish may be
on Saturday at the VFW, or Friday afternoon.
contributions may be made to Lewis or Jefferson County Hospice.