Leon M. Wyzykowski, 90, of Church Street, Hagaman, NY passed away peacefully with h is family by his side on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at St. Mary's Healthcare.
Born on December 16, 1922 in Amsterdam, NY he was the son of Leon J. and Olga Magrys Wyzykowski.
He was a 1941 graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School. He later earned his Bachelor's Degree from Fordham University in NYC where he was also a member of their varsity baseball team. Subsequently, he received his Masters Degree from St. Rose College in Albany, NY.
Mr. Wyzykowski was a World War II Navy veteran.
He was employed by the Greater Amsterdam School District for many years. He was the school principal at the Marie Curie Elementary School from which he had retired.
Mr. Wyzykowski was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and it's Lazarus Committee, a charter member of the St. Stanislaus Holy Name Society and was a member of the former Sacred Heart Society. He also belonged to the Polish American Veterans.
He was a good athlete and an avid sportsman. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, baseball, skiing and sports in general.
He was a family man and always enjoyed family gatherings. He found great pleasure in sharing with others the accomplishments and milestones of his children and especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Syper Wyzykowski whom he married on August 27, 1950 his sons, Robert West and his wife, Cissie of E. Greenbush, NY; James Wyzykowski and his wife Cyndi of Johnstown, NY; his daughter Maria Peters and her husband Ronald of Saratoga Springs, NY; grandchildren Jaclyn Hamin and her husband Steven, Daniel West, Jaime Wyzykowski. Christopher Wyzykowski, Jocelyn Peters and David Peters; great granddaughter, Emily Hamlin; sister in law Mary Romsiewicz, Amsterdam; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his sister, Hermine Wyzykowski.
Funeral services will be 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, Amsterdam followed at 11:15 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
The Holy Name Society will conduct a service at 5:15 p.m. and the Polish American Veterans will conduct a service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Church or charity of one's choice.