Michael D. Kizeik, 58, worked at Graco, taught cross country skiing, OMPH parishioner

By on March 22, 2017
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Michael D. Kizeik, 58, of Brownstown, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, peacefully at home with his family.

Born Nov. 26, 1958 in Woodbury, N.J., and raised in Cherry Hill, N.J., he was the son of the late Michael P. Kizeik and Josephine A. (Nepi) Kizeik. Michael is survived by his wife, Kathleen A. (McNeill) Kizeik, to whom he had been married for 27 years.

Michael is also survived by three daughters: Michelle A. (Justin) Keefer, of Adamstown; Julie A. and Christina M. Kizeik, of Brownstown; and a granddaughter: Lilly A. Keefer. One of four siblings, Michael is survived by his brother: Gregory (Maureen) Kizeik; and sisters Diane (Anthony) Donatoni and Joanne (Joseph) Buckley; as well as 17 nieces and nephews.

Michael was a graduate of Christ the King School in 1973 and of Camden Catholic High School in 1977. He attended Camden County Community College and graduated from Rutgers University with bachelor’s degree in business administration. He pursued a career in sales with Paint and Stain Companies including Dutch Boy, Red Devil, Sherwin Williams Diversified Brands, Wolman, and Zinsser. His most recent employment was with Graco, Inc., where he served as a senior account manager for 17 years.

Michael was certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America and taught cross country skiing in the Poconos for many years. He enjoyed attending Phillies games; biking; hiking; and camping, especially at Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, N.Y. He was most passionate about spending time with his family and friends whether it was at his tiki bar, school sporting events, or sitting on the beach at the Jersey Shore. Where ever he went, he made sure you were well taken care of.

Michael was a devout Catholic, and attended Our Mother of Perpetual Church in Ephrata. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4191.

Services were held March 20 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ephrata. Interment followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Ephrata.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in Michael’s name to Our Mother of Perpetual Help School, 330 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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