August 23, 1948 - August 23, 2021
After a battle with cancer, Clifford Charles Czarniak died peacefully at home on his 73rd birthday on August 23, 2021. He leaves behind his sons, Mark, Brian (Jennifer), Michael, Jimmy (Heather) and Joey (Brittani); his daughters, Trisha, and Shannon (Jermaine Sr.); nine grandchildren, Harper, Hannah, Haylee, Christian, Nicholas (Haile), Arianna, Jermaine Jr., Emily, and Rachel; and three great grandchildren, Jermaine III, Margaret, and Caroline. Cliff was born on August 23, 1948, to Catherine (pre-deceased) and Thaddeus Czarniak (pre-deceased) in New Haven, CT. Cliff was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Wheaton, MD) and was an amazing athlete and loved sports. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served in Vietnam. Cliff’s life revolved around his family and close friends, especially his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed going on trips to the beach where he could work on his tan and see the ocean. He loved fishing, the Washington Football Team, baseball, and golf. Cliff started a family golf tournament which he won in 2019 and never needed an excuse to play a round. He was humble about his golf skills and did not share his incredibly rare five hole in one’s. He always made sure everyone’s stomach was full whenever they visited. He loved to cook, especially his famous pulled pork or anything on the grill. His favorite time of year was Christmas and having the family together to celebrate Wigilia, the Polish Christmas Eve celebration. He was always quick with a joke and quick to give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Cliff is survived by his sister Cynthia and her husband David Hummel and his brother Curt and his wife Jean; nieces Kristin (Joe), Katie (Sven), Laura (Chad), and Sarah (pre-deceased) and nephew Carl (Cindy); and several grand-nieces and nephews; Caroline, Natalie, Archie, Jamie, and Bradley. Cliff’s request was to be cremated. His ashes will be interred at a family plot with his mother at Tully Cemetery. The Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Orchard Valli Golf Club, 4693 US20, Lafayette, NY 13083 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. The family would like to thank Hospice of Central New York and the Syracuse Fire Department for their support and help during dad’s battle. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York.
After a battle with cancer, Clifford Charles Czarniak died peacefully at home on his 73rd birthday on August 23, 2021. He leaves behind his sons, Mark, Brian (Jennifer), Michael, Jimmy (Heather) and Joey (Brittani); his daughters, Trisha, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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