In memory of
Stanley Michael Dzek
Dzek, Stanley M. NIVERVILLE Stanley Michael Dzek, (Stasys Sigitas), 69, of Niverville passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016, of natural causes. Stan was born in Ingolstadt, Germany on February 4, 1947. He is the youngest son of the late Sadie and Andrius Dzek. He and his family emigrated to Amsterdam in 1950. Stan graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School in 1965. He attended Binghamton University and studied engineering. He and his brothers, Don and Al, worked in their family business, Multipurpose Coatings. On the side he was a thinker and a tinkerer who developed several patented products related to his work. His latest business venture was Dzek Machines, which focused on repair and refurbishment of epoxy injection machines world wide. Stan enjoyed his work travels but his home has always been New York's Capital Region, where he was very involved in his community and local humanitarian efforts. He was a long standing member of the Kinderhook Fire Department where he organized their annual clambake and banquets. He was a dedicated volunteer for the Meals on Wheels Program until his health prevented it. Stan's greatest passion, following his family, was the game of golf which he started playing with his mother and brothers. He had been the executive director of the Eastern New York Golf Association for the past several years and was en route to a course to facilitate the league's play when he died. He is fondly remembered by his golf friends who relate stories of his dedication, organization and ability to impart new information that would maximize their league play. Stan was generous, known to bring donuts and candy to the weekly golf play and to drop everything to help a friend in need. Stan is survived by four children, Jennifer (Steve) Shwajlyk of Florida, Jessica Hjarrand of Amsterdam Netherlands, Emily Dzek of Oppenheim, N.Y. and Andrew Dzek of Palm Bay, Fla. He is also survived by three brothers Raymond (Barbara) of St.Paul, Minn., Donald (Joyce) Dzekciorius of Delmar and Algis Dzekciorius of Niverville. He is also survived by one grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. An interment ceremony is being held for the immediate family at St. Casmir's chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. A memorial event is being held at the Kinderhook Fire Department, Palmer Engine and Hose on Sunday, October 16, at 4 p.m. Donations may be offered, in lieu of flowers, to the Kinderhook Fire Department, P.O. Box 191, Kinderhook, NY 12106.
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