Thompson – Daniel R. Strelczuk, 62, of Brandy Hill Rd., passed away at sea on May 17, 2014. Married in 1976, he is the loving husband of Danuta (Pluta) Strelczuk. Born in Grudziadz, Poland, he was the son of the late Jerzy and Lidia (Lewandowska) Strelczuk. Raised in Gdansk, Poland, he and his wife immigrated to the United States in 1982.
Daniel worked as a machinist for Morgan Construction/Siemens of Worcester for 26 years.
In addition to his passion for sailing, Daniel enjoyed spending time with his family, skiing, reading, traveling, and was also known to be an exceptional handy man. His intensity and desire to always be on the move and explore new things was infectious to those around him. His legacy is to be a standup family man and to pursue the things in life we love. He was the kind of man that always found the way and carved new paths everywhere he went.
In addition to his wife, Daniel is survived by his son, Adam Strelczuk and his wife Tracey of Mystic, CT; daughters, Malgorzata “Meg” Strelczuk and her fiancé Jay Chojnowski of Warwick, RI; and Aleksandra Strelczuk of Killingly; grandchildren Lucas and Lydia, sisters, Barbara Mezinski of Canada, Zdzislawa Hryniewicz of Poland, and Mariola Putynkowska of Poland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a wonderful husband, loving father, devoted grandfather, and beloved by all. He will be sadly missed.
Calling hours will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 11, 2014 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 10:00 am, in St. Joseph Basilica, 53 Whitcomb St., Webster, MA, burial will follow in St. Joseph Garden of Peace Cemetery in Webster. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Basilica, 53 Whitcomb St., Webster, MA 01570. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.