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Marion Edward Laveck

Marion Edward Laveck

Male 1911 - 1948  (37 years)

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  • Name Marion Edward Laveck  [1, 2
    Born 11 Jan 1911  Altmar, Albion Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1948  Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 37 years 
    Person ID I7561  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors William E. Laveck,   b. 1876, Albion Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1937, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Nydia Barnes,   b. 28 Jun 1874,   d. 27 Mar 1954  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Nov 1894  Ricard, Williamstown Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rev. Mr. VanArsdale
    Family ID F3325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Rhea Claire Wilder,   b. 5 Nov 1914, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 2008, Oriskany, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1936  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Newspaper Article - Monday February 7, 1938 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Parents Of A Son - Pulaski February 7 - Mr. and Mrs. Marion LaVeck. are receiving congratulations on the birth of a nine pound son, Sunday. Dr. A. B. Thompson, attendant.

      Newspaper Article - Tuesday February 29, 1944 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Birth Announcement - Pulaski - A son was born Saturday to Pfc. and Mrs. Marion LaVeck. Pfc. LaVeck is believed to be somewhere in the North African war zone, having gone overseas early in the winter.
    Married: 3x1. Steven Henry Laveck
    Married: 2x2. Phillip Tracy Laveck,   b. 13 Apr 1939, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 2013  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x3. David Edward Laveck,   b. 17 Jan 1937, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 2011  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x4. James William Laveck,   b. 6 Feb 1938, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 2012  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     5. Riley Laveck  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F2392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1936 - Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday October 28, 1943 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Pulaski - Marion LaVeck is home from Camp Croft, South Carolina on furlough. He is in the infantry and attached to a heavy machine gun company.

      Newspaper Article - December 18, 1944 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Pvt. Marion LaVeck, Missing Two Months in Italy, Now Safe - Pulaski - Mrs. Marion LaVeck, Salina Street, and her four small sons received the best kind of a Christmas gift Saturday night when a letter from the Army adjutant general's office announced that Pvt. Marion LaVeck, reported missing in action, has returned to duty. The letter carried no details other than he was safe and well. Pvt. LaVeck was reported missing October 1 in Italy, and the letter stated he was back on duty December 6 apparently having been unaccounted for for more than two months. He entered Army service in June, 1943, and went overseas in November of that year. His outfit went into the front lines in February 1944, and he saw almost constant combat duty up to the time he was reported missing. He was an ammunition carrier at the time his last letter was received before he was reported missing.

      Newspaper Obituary - December 1947 (name of newspaper unknown) - Carpenter Killed When He Fell In Belfry of Church - Marion E. LaVeck, 37, of Pulaski, Loses Life While Repairing St. Stephen's Edifice: Ropes Rigged By Firemen to Lower Body to Choir Loft - Marion E. LaVeck, 37, of 60 Salina Street, Pulaski, a veteran of World War II, was almost instantly killed shortly after 8 o'clock Thursday morning when with other workmen he had climbed to the belfry of St. Stephen's Catholic church, Erie Street, prepatory to making repairs to the interior of the steeple. LaVeck lost his balance while standing on a beam and falling backwards, suffered a broken neck. LaVeck, a carpenter was employed by Angelo Castaldo building contractor of 124 Erie Street, who had been engaged by Rev. Charles Komierczyk, pastor of St. Stephen's church to make repairs to the belfry and other church property. Rex H. Runion of 58 Salina Street, Pulaski, also an employee of Castaldo was on the job with the contractor and his Pulaski neighbor. Deciding to begin the steeple job this morning, Castaldo, LaVeck and Runion, carrying some equipment, made their way up to the choir loft above the main entrance to the church. From this point they climbed an iron ladder, fastened to the side of the building a distance of about 30 feet, to a trap door which admitted them to the belfry. After the three men had reached the landing in which the door is located, they began to arrange two extension cords which they had brought along to aid them in the work. LaVeck who was standing on a 6x8 inch stringer by the side of the open passage-way, in some manner lost his balance and fell backward across the opening with his head and neck striking a section of the casing of the passage-way, which protruded upward. Castaldo, noticing that LaVeck was beginning to slump downward in the opening, grabbed his leg while Runion, only a few feet away, grabbed hold of LaVeck's shoulder. The two men lifted the injured workman to a secure position. Castaldo hurried down the ladder and out of the church. He ran to the church rectory across the street and summoned help. A physician was called, and the ambulance and Hook & Ladder truck of the fire department summoned. Unconscious, LaVeck was placed in an aluminum stretcher, a special piece of lifesaving apparatus which is carried on the fire truck. With the use of ropes, the stretcher holding the injured man was lowered from the belfry to the choir loft and then carried down to the church entrance. When this point was reached the physician, after an examination, pronounced the man dead. At the same time last rites were administered by Father Kazmierczyk who quickly reached the scene. Police Chief James A. Donovan, who went to the scene with Sgt. William F. O'Toole in a police prowl car, notified Assistant District Attorney Don H. Stacy of the accident. After Chief Donovan related the facts to Stacy, the latter released the body to the Dain funeral home. Later, acting on instructions from the District Attorney's office, Dr. Harvey S. Albertson, as coroner;s physician, conducted an autopsy. In a report to the District Attorney, Dr. Albertson said the Pulaski man suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck which caused a pinching of the main nerve system, producing death. Subsequently, a verdict of accidental death was issued by the District Attorney's office. Meantime, LaVeck's wife and relatives were advised of the tragedy and Mrs. LaVeck, with Rev. James M. Pawley, pastor of the Pulaski Methodist Church, made a quick motor trip to the city. Later in the morning, Franklin J. Taylor, Pulaski funeral director, was called and after the autopsy had been completed took charge of the body, removing it to his funeral home in that village. Mr. LaVeck, who had been employed by the Oswego concern only a short time, was a member of Syracuse Local 12, International Union of Carpenters and joiners. Born in Altmar on January 26, 1911, Mr. LaVeck was the son of Mrs. Nydia Barnes LaVeck and the late William LaVeck. He attended Altmar village school and was a graduate of Pulaski Academy. During World War II he served in the United States Infantry in the North African, Sicilian and Italian theatres. At one time while overseas, he was reported missing in action. He was discharged from service in January, 1946. He was a member of Robert Edwards Post 258, American Legion of Pulaski and Pulaski Methodist Church. Besides his wife, who is the former Miss Rhea Wilder of Pulaski and his mother, he is survived by four sons, David, 11; James, 10; Riley, 9 and Stephen, 4; also by a brother Allan LaVeck of Syracuse.

  • Sources 
    1. [S249] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Pulaski, Oswego, New York; Roll: T627_2715; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 38-68.

    2. [S569] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;;), Database online. Number: 114-09-5056; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951.
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