Thomas Podgradski, Jr., 73, of Kingston, NY, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020. He was born February 8, 1947 in Nyack, NY, son of the late Thomas and Mildred (Muller) Podgradski. Tom grew up in New City, NY, and was a graduate of Clarkstown High School. Tom proudly and bravely served in the Army with the 6th Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He later worked for 30 years at Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, NY. Following his retirement, he moved to Kingston and could often be found on his scooter cleaning up the streets of Midtown Kingston, especially Pine Grove Avenue. Tom enjoyed woodworking, tinkering in his workshop, and spending time at the YMCA.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Farmer, and her husband Anthony of Kingston, Rosemary Cunnius, and her husband Richard of North Carolina, and his grandchildren, Nathaniel and Josephine Farmer, and Julia Cunnius. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister, Mary Podgradski.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Kingston, NY. A memorial gathering will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 on Friday March 6, 2020 from 4 pm to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to, VFW Post #1386, PO Box 1711, Kingston, NY 12402.