Peter Dzwonkoski
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Dzwonkoski, Peter

Rochester: Passed away May 19, 2017 in the Villages, FL. at age 77 after a long battle with heart disease. Predeceased by his parents, Felix and Frances. Survived by his loving wife Cassandra Zarzycki; daughter, Julia; siblings, David, Judith (Vincent) Ahern and Diana Whiteway; special niece, Colleen Aspin and her son, Jonathan; many other relatives and friends.

Peter was the Director of Rare Books and Special Collections at the U of R Library for many years. In his retirement he enjoyed his book business and traveling the world with Cass.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 5, 2017 11AM at St. Anne's Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave. Calling hours will be held in the Church Atrium prior to Mass from 10-11AM. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To leave a memory please visit:

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jun. 4, 2017.
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August 2, 2017
It was with sadness that today I learned of Peter's passing; three months after the fact. We worked hand-in-glove years ago for the benefit of his beloved Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Rochester. He left a meaningful legacy for the library and lasting cherished memories with those who had the privilege of knowing this very special person. Jack Kreckel, Rochester, NY
June 5, 2017
We always called him Golden Boy because he shone in everything he did. But as Robert Frost noted, "nothing gold can stay." He will always stay in my heart, though, as my beloved big brother and in Vin's heart as his dear best friend. We looked up to him, we laughed with him, we argued with him, we had so much fun with him, and we loved him so much.
Cass and Julia, we are with you in spirit today, sharing your grief.
With much love and sympathy, Judy and Vin.
Judy Ahern
June 4, 2017
Peter will forever be missed. We had some wonderful times at the beach. Colleen, Jon and I loved him so much and think about him every day. I'm glad all the siblings got together last year. Rest in peace, dear brother.
diane whiteway
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