Gerald Stanley Lazarczyk, age 73, of Grand Island, NY, formerly of Dunkirk, died Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Gerald was born January 12, 1941 in Dunkirk, NY, son of the late Stanley J. and Stella Poweski Lazarczyk.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Andrew) Kearfott of Urbana, Ohio, and Katrina (Todd) Ohlmeyer of Austin, Texas, and his four grandchildren Alex, Ian, Tori and Lauren. Also survived by his brother John (Lisa) R. Lazarczyk of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and was predeceased by his sister Nancy A. Lazarczyk. Gerald is also survived by his beloved companion Carol Merckel and his cousin Richard Lazarczyk of Cassadaga, NY. Many other cousins, nephews and nieces also survive.
Gerald was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He also held a Master of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mr. Lazarczyk served with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy, including sea and shore duties in Vietnam. He was an avid outdoorsman, traveled extensively in the U.S. and Canada and was an accomplished birdwatcher.
Friends may call Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a prayer service at noon at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY.