|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1963|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 2007|
DAVID A. KOWALCZYK,43, owned Granny D's Pizza (MUDER VICTIM)
LORAIN- David A.Kowalczyk, 43, of Lorain, died Saturday, June 23, 2007.
He was born in Lorain, Nov.26, 1963, and lived in Lorain all his life. He attended St. Stanislaus School, graduated from Admiral King High School in 1980 and completed a two-year curriculum at E.T.I. Technical Institute.
In 1982, Kowalczyk assumed ownership of Granny D's Pizza on East Eire Avenue, Lorain and continued as proprietor until his death.
A life member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lorain, he served as a senior altar server, Eucharistic minister and was a member and former president of the Holy Name Society.
He enjoyed roller-blading, gardening, polka music and maintaining freshwater tropical fish.
Survivors include his companion, Nancy Micheals, and her four children; his brother, Joseph T. Kowalczyk Sr. of Lorain; sisters Dolores G. Gibson and Barbara Kowalczyk, both of Lorain; and two nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy (nee Wetzel), in 2005;his father, Julius Kowalczyk, in 2006 and an infant brother, Thomas.
The Chronicle-Telegram-Adam Wright -June 27,2007
Slain pizzeria owner remembered as a compassionate man
LORAIN-Police and a community are still searching for answers regarding who shot and killed David Kowalczyk, the owner of Granny D's Pizza.
A candlelight vigil was held in front of the East Eire Avenue restaurant Monday night, where mourners laid crosses and flowers on the doorstep and hung signs saying Kowalczyk will be sadly missed. Blue, yellow and purple candles left pools of wax over much of the concrete entrance by Tuesday morning.
Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera said Tuesday police are trying to determine whether Kowalczyk's shooting was related to two other armed robbies in recent weeks, one on June 16 when an off-duty security guard was forced to the ground at gunpoint during thr robbery of Chapman's Grocery on G Street and a second last week when a patron was shot in the stomach when he tried to follow a man who had robbed Jack and Diane's Lounge on West Eire Avenue.
Information Source: Lorain Journal
Julius J. Kowalczyk (1926 - 2006)
Dorothy E. Wetzel Kowalczyk (1928 - 2005)
Plot: Section 14
Created by: Sandy
Record added: Aug 03, 2007
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