Stephen “Rick” D. Fake, 71, of St. Johnsville, New York passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, January 17, 2021, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York with his family by his side.
He was born on February 6, 1949, in Little Falls, New York, and was the son of the late, Earl and Gladys Fake. He was educated at Ilion Central School and graduated with the Class of 1967.
For many years, Rick owned his own business in small engine and snowmobile repair. He was sought out by many people for his expertise in snowmobile repair and performance.
Rick was an avid outdoorsman who loved snowmobiling, racing, NASCAR, and had a huge heart for animals, especially dogs. His most special times were spent racing Polaris snowmobiles with his son, Jeff, and enjoying his time at camp.
Rick is survived by his beloved children, Jeffrey Fake of Johnstown, NY, Christine Fake of Dolgeville, NY, and Shay Rice and her husband, Justus Rice of Little Falls, NY; two brothers, D. William “Bill” Fake of Dolgeville, NY, and E. Karl Fake and his wife, Donna of Michigan; a brother in law, Ronald Molinaro of Dolgeville, NY; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Gladys Fake, a sister, Evelyn Molinaro, and his sister in law, Alice Fake.
In keeping with Rick’s wishes, there will be no formal services or calling hours at this time. The family is being cared for by Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York 13329.
Due to Rick’s great love of animals, please consider memorial contributions for Ayers Memorial Animal Shelter at 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, New York 12166.
To leave a message of sympathy for the Fake family, please visit www.millerplonkafuneralhome.com and sign the guest book.