Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Karl A. Hektor
Karl A. Hektor, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, surrounded by his children. He was predeceased by his father, Karl C. Hektor, his wife of 38 years "Ribbie" McHale-Hektor, and his son, Brien A. Hektor; as well as his sister Betty (Hektor) Langevin. He is survived by his mother, Mary Hektor; daughter Valerie and her husband Matthew (Miles), and son Matthew and his wife Kelli (Hektor); as well as his grandchildren, Brienne, Keira, and Gavin. Also surviving are his sister, Janice Emery, brother Jim and Betsy Hektor, and David and Vicki Hektor; as well as several loving nieces and nephews. Karl was a graduate of Johnson City High School, and served in the Navy on The USS Boxer. Upon return he began working for NYSEG as a lineman and remained until he retired. Karl's true passion was traveling and the great outdoors. Upon retiring, he fulfilled the promise he and his wife made and travelled across the United States and Europe. His life in the great outdoors included Troop 202 of The Boy Scouts where he spent 40 years teaching boys to become young men. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Highland Avenue, Binghamton, Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J. A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Karl's memory may be made to Boy Scout Troop 202 C/O Grayson Burlingame, 2016 Carrie Ann Drive, Endicott, NY 13760.