KWIATKOWSKI - Maryan L. February 16, 2013, age 83, of Black Creek, NY, after a courageous four year battle with illness, dear father of Gregory (Jennifer), the late Matthew (Leslie), Susan (Brian) Stouter, Cheryl, Michael (Joan), Mark (Nancy); proud grandfather of Tiffany and Nicole, Matthew (Tiffany), Monica (Ken) Korytkowski, Melinda (Brad) Refermat, Nicholas, Laura, Heather (Jon) Thompson, Katherine, Carolyn; great-grandfather of Michaela, Julius, Zachary, Allison and Jordan; dearest friend to Beverly Wise. Born in Buffalo, where he lived until moving to Allegany County upon retirement, Maryan attended the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science, and upon earning his degree, managed Rutecki Funeral Home from 1951-1961. He then worked at Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Lackawanna as a Crane Operator from 1961-1979. Upon the plant's closing he was employed as a field supervisor for Pinkerton Security where he remained until retirement. He was also a member of the Buffalo Police Reserves, VFW Post Batavia, Wyoming County Veterans Inc. and the Cuba Overseas Veterans Organization. Maryan was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He was especially fond of his time spent in Allegany State Park, where he spent over 50 years enjoying his favorite pastimes, a place where he met many lifelong friends who became like family to him and his children. A private memorial celebration will be held at a future date.

Published in the Buffalo News on Feb. 19, 2013