Michael Pazyniak

Obituary of Michael Pazyniak


Age 84, of Marathon, Florida in the winter and of North Kingsville, Ohio in the summer, passed away on Friday, June 29th.  He was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Pazyniak, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Windnagel, son-in-law, Mark Windnagel,  grandchildren, Michael S. Pazyniak, Amanda Tankersley (Pazyniak), Kasey Windnagel, Adam Windnagel, Kate Windnagel, and long-time partner, Marilyn Gorczynski. He was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, attended Canonsburg High School, and dedicated many hours to making pierogis in the basement of the Polish National Catholic Church in Canonsburg, PA.  He was an ironworker and the owner of K&M Erection Construction Company before spending his retirement fishing in Florida and on Lake Erie.  He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan and almost never missed a game at 3 Rivers Stadium or on TV.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren by playing cards and he always let his family win but it was because he consistently “overbid his hand.” He also loved sharing a laugh through his jokes which never got old no matter how many times he told them (or forgot how to tell them).  As an accomplished tinkerer, he could fix most things the right way, but everything his own way. Among his favorite things to fix were his many fishing boats, which were guaranteed to get you out to fish but not necessarily back to land.  Lovingly known as “Papa” by his grandkids, he will be remembered as the “best Papa on this side of the Mississippi”.  A celebration of life will be held later this summer.  For more information please email his daughter, Kim, at:  mikepazmemorial@gmail.com

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