MR. MICHAEL KOLCZYNSKI - CONCORD, N.C. - Michael Robert Kolczynski, 37, of Concord, N.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Michael was born on Oct. 29, 1975, in Burlington, Vt., son of Robert Walter Kolczynski and Lois Ann Pracht Shrack. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a math teacher at Rocky River High School in Mint Hill, N.C. In addition to his parents, survivors include his loving wife, VaLerie Blackwelder Kolczynski; son, Olin Michael Kolczynski; sisters, Barbara Lynn Hopkins, Patricia K. Fea and Cynthia J. Rose; their spouses, Michael G. Hopkins and Douglas Rose; his adoring nieces, Alyssa L. Fea and Christina M. Fea; and nephews, Alex T. Hopkins, Andrew P. Fea, Jason R. Hopkins and Ben M. Hopkins. The family will receive friends at Wilkinson Funeral Home in Concord, N.C., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the Kolczynski family. Condolences may be sent to www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com
. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Mr. Kolczynski's favorite charity, Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203-8058.