PLATTSBURGH — FARBOTKO — A Funeral service for Thomas Farbotko, 71, of West Chazy, who died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at CVPH Medical Center, was held Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in West Chazy. Rev. Scott Seymour, Rev. Gilbert Boisvert and Rev. William Reamer celebrated a Mass of Christian burial. Organist George Schnob, accompanied by Ken Lushia. Readings were by Roderick Sherman and Brooke Farbotko. Presentation of the gifts were by Makayla Dumas and Danyella Olarte. Words of remembrance were given by Anna Sherman and Marisha Cowles. Pallbearers were Brian Cowles, Paul Esser, John Farbotko, Robert Jock, Adam Sherman, Jan Sherman and Paul Sherman. Military honors were by the U.S. Air Force and members of the American Legion Post 20. Presentation of the flag was by his nephew, Lt. Col. Thomas Esser. Arrangements are in care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court St., Plattsburgh.