Constant P. O’kusky, (John) (Constantine) (Chief) (Tukey) 95 of Lewis, N.Y., died 11/3/2022, at CVPH Medical Center. Born on April 25, 1927 in the town of Witherbee, New York. The son of Theodora and Constantine O’kusky. He was predeceased by all nine of his siblings, Carl, Hank, Irene, Josephine, Jennie, Helen, Sophie, Anna, and Regina. Tukey served his country in WWll stationed in Germany as a military policeman and Honor Guard for General Eisenhower. He had many jobs over the years, Republic Steel Corp, the marshmallow factory in Chicago, and retired from the Whiting Brush Factory in Burlington.
He was married to Shirley Mae Demask O’kusky and had one son Dr. John R. O’kusky .
He was married to Jennie Chamberlain Senna O’kusky and raised nine children together: Terry, Norman, Debra, Nan, Brenda, James, Elaine, Barbara, and Beverly. Tukey had many grandchildren and great grandchildren including James, Heather, Jonathan, Ryan, Khalid, Tarek, Nicole, and Jennifer, Norman Jr., Michael, Scott, Sean, David, Steven, Christopher, Brian, James, Henry, Jeff, Gordon, and Kelley and Robert. He is survived by a brother-in-law, Howard Devoid of Connecticut and Joyce O’kusky of New York.
Tukey lived the last 24 years in Lewis, N.Y. with Carl, Emma Jean, and Kyle O’kusky. He was so proud to welcome Amanda, Carson, and Charlotte into his life. Carson would always help him with tasks and Charlotte volunteered to be his work out coach. His dogs were his pride and joy always sneaking them food and snacks. He was very proud to be part of the Lewis Veterans Park and the Lewis Hometown Banner Project. He lived every day to the fullest watching those Red Sox’s and Giants play. Tukey was always looking for a bet or someone to challenge his predictions. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with Carl especially his trip to hunt caribou in northern Canada. He took pride in having the first ripe tomatoes in his garden. We would often find him sitting on his porch drinking a Bud and singing a polish song or two.
A graveside service will be held at the Lewis Congregational Church Cemetery on November 13, at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lewis Veterans Park or Lewis Hometown Heroes Banner Project (P.O. Box 59, Lewis N.Y. 12950). Funeral arrangements are with Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry N.Y.