Delta and former Crawford resident, Martin Cegielski died peacefully at his home on Feb. 5, 2017 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 72 years old.
Mass will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta, Colo. Inurnment will be held 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colo., with military honors. Memorial contributions can be made in Martin's name to HopeWest Hospice PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Mr. Cegielski was born in Allentown, Pa., to Martin and Elsie (Zisko) Cegielski. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Kintnersville, Pa.
On March 13, 1965, he married Hendrika Helena Maria van Emmerik in Revere, Pa. They raised three children.
He and his wife moved to Crawford, Colo., in 1992, where they had an electrical contracting business. He enjoyed the outdoors with his family and was an avid fly fisherman. He helped with fundraising for the restoration of Crawford Town Hall and was a volunteer with Council Tree Pow Wow for many years.
Mr. Cegielski served in the U.S. Army from December 1965 to September 1967 with 15 months in Vietnam in the 35th Engineer Construction group and as a helicopter gunner.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Hendrika; his sons, Eric (Tammy Jo) and Aron (Stacey Ann); a sister, Debra (Mark) Birtel; two grandsons, Joshua and Josiah Cegielski.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Camille; a sister, Gloria (Edwin) Welch; and his parents.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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