Alan Graykowski

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GRAYKOWSKI
Helotes. TX. - Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Alan Edmund Graykowski, 55, of Helotes, Tx, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013. The funeral mass will be Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 9 am. in the Main Post Chapel, 1605 Wilson Way 78234, at Fort Sam Houston, Tx. Alan was born February 19, 1958, in Ironwood MI., and was a member of L.L. Wright High School's class of 1976. Alan loved his hometown of Ironwood, but was proud to be called a Texan, as he loved the climate that afforded him his love of motorcycle riding. Alan entered the U.S. Army in 1977. He retired in 2007, as a Sergeant Major at Camp Bullis in San Antonio, Tx. with over 30 years of military service. SGM Graykowski's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Alan served his country with pride, integrity, and honor.
Alan held an Associates of Science Degree from Troy State University, a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Wayland Baptist University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Webster University. Upon retirement, Alan began a second career at Lackland Airforce Base as the Lead Asset Manager. Alan was preceded in death by his father, Edmund Graykowski and mother, Ethel Florence Graykowski. He is survived by his fiance Karen Bolton; daughter Aimee Graykowski; and dad to Karen's children, Taylor Buttelmann and Joanne Gallagher; sister, Cheryl Graykowski; granddaughter, Kailey Mason and all of Karen's family who loved and respected Alan for the man he was and the generosity he showed them. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the Ronald McDonald House or any .
Alan wished to be cremated and one day taken for his last motorcycle ride to the hill country, where he and Karen enjoyed riding so much. Babe-save a place for me-your sweetie-Karen.
Published in Express-News on July 30, 2013
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