Joseph C. Roraback

1936 - 2018

HARTWICK – Joseph Clark Roraback, 81, an area resident for the past 30 years, died Friday night, May 25, 2018, peacefully with his daughters by his side.

He was born October 11, 1936, in Hudson, a son of William Roraback and Betty (Balder) Darrah.  

For many years he was employed as a supervisor for several construction firms. At the time of his retirement he was working for Lash Contractors, Inc.

Joseph is survived by his two daughters, Aline Kieper of Feura Bush and Deb (Karl) Bastian of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; two grandchildren, Zachary (Stacy) Kieper and Janelle (Bryan Gottlieb) Kieper; a sister, Phyllis (Jack) Scheriff; a brother, James Darrah; his late nephew Scott (Shannon) Kowalski; his nieces Andrea (Michael) Coon and Brooke Piatt; and nephews Michael (Randi) Kowalski and Karl Darrah.

He is further survived by his loving friend and companion Lela Reed and her children Brenda, Lori, Sue, and the predeceased Billy.   

Per Joseph’s request, there will be no services.

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is serving the family. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.