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Michael E. Gicewicz

July 26, 1939August 31, 2020
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GICEWICZ -E. East Aurora, NY. Mike passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family August 31, 2020. Loving husband of Sandra (nee Westfall). Adored father of Michelle Savage (Dan), Michael Gicewicz, Jeffrey Gicewicz (Cheryl), and Jeannine Gicewicz. Cherished grandfather of Chelsea Savage, George Gicewicz and Charlie Gicewicz. Mike was a dear and cherished friend to all who knew him. Mike grew up in the Black Rock section of Buffalo and graduated from Hutch Tech High School. His working career began at the Dwelle-Kaiser Company in Buffalo, NY. There he learned the glass and glazing trade. Soon after, Mike branched out on his own and began his own glazing business known as Empire Glass and Glazing. Mike's family will attest that they could not drive around Western New York for more than 10 minutes without having their Dad point out one of the thousands of jobs he did over a career that spanned more than 60 years. Throughout all of those years, Mike established hundreds of work relationships, many of which blossomed into lifelong friendships. That was just the kind of guy he was. Ask any one of those friends, and they will tell you Mike was a fair man to deal with, quick with a joke, and kind at heart. Beyond work, Mike's passions were Family, bowling, and classic cars....Fords of course! Along with his brothers Ed and Ziggy, and his best friend Jack Blasik, Mike bowled most of his life. His early years were spent at Roc-Mar Lanes on Amherst Street in Buffalo, and more recently at Kenmore Lanes. And yes, he has a perfect 300 game! Mike's automobile of choice has always been his 1961 Ford Starliner. During the summer months, Mike could be seen all over WNY driving his "Black Beauty", usually with his grandchildren in the back seat. At the end of the day, Mike was the man we all counted on. The love and care he provided to his dear Mother Phyllis in her final years proved to be the finest example of compassion a man could display. Always there for his Family, no matter the ask. A great husband to Sandy, a wonderful Father and Grandfather. He will be missed, and always loved. Family present Tuesday 3-7pm at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where a remembrance will be held immediately after for anyone wishing to share a story about Mike. Friends invited. Online condolences may be shared at www.woodfh.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Michael E. Gicewicz

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Karen (Morgan) Willard

September 6, 2020

I am deeply sorry for your loss. My father, Allan (Max) Morgan, was a good friend of Mike's. Mike was his apprentice at Dwelle-Kaiser Company. I remember my father saying: " ran into Mike today... He's doing great.... sends his hello's to all you kids". I lost touch with Mike after my father passed away, but he'll always have a special spot in my memories. God bless you all

Karl Schachtner

September 6, 2020

I had one of my first real jobs working for Mike in his newly established glass business while I was still in school. We worked hard, but with Mike’s great sense of humor it was always fun! He became a great friend to me. He taught me many skills that I’ve used my entire life - practical glass and construction skills, and life skills. I’m indebted to him. Rest In Peace Micky!

Edward Mikulec Jr

September 5, 2020

My parents went to school with Michael and Ed Gicewicz, I myself knew Ed Gicewicz. Our sincerest Condolences and our Prayers for the dearly departed and the family.

Judy Evans

September 4, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mike. Thinking about him, brings back the memories at the cottage on the Grand River. He was a special part of these wonderful memories. We will be unable to come over, due to the restrictions at this time, but we want you to know we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Your Canadian Family,
Judy, Jane and Jerry.

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