Alvin Al Albert Szymanski

July 10, 1943July 10, 2014

Alvin A. Szymanski of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on July 10, 2014 surrounded by family.

Alvin was born in Chicago to Albert and Stella (Ziomek) Szymanski on July 10, 1943. He worked as a millwright for Crown, Cork and Seal in Chicago and a proud member of the United Steelworkers local union #3633.

After 33 years, Alvin retired to his home in the country where he enjoyed his hobbies of woodworking, working on his Lionel train board, gardening, mushroom hunting, making maple syrup, cooking out, and spending time in the serene country with family and friends.

Alvin is survived by his loving wife Kathleen, their son James and his wife Tracy, their son Thomas and his wife Lisa, his sisters Dolores Treftz, Shirley Bednarz, Elaine Szymanski and Carol Iwema, and many loving nieces and nephews. His brothers Albert and Harvey preceded Alvin to their final resting place.

There will be no visitation or funeral. A Memorial Service for Alvin will be held in Chicago in the near future. Contact the family for details.


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Lisa Wilson-Kellar

July 20, 2014

Jim, Tom and Kay; So sorry to hear about your dad/husband. Hoping all of the happy memories with him will fill your hearts, for you will see him again one day. Thinking of you all!

Lori Kapusta

July 19, 2014

Kay, Tommy, Jimmy & Tracy,

Al was a great man. And certainly one of a kind!!!! We are all blessed to have had him in our lives whether a big part or small. I will cherish my memories of him forever.

Gail Houser

July 17, 2014

He was a great neighbor, and a wonderful friend to all of us out there. So sorry for your family's loss.

IBEW Local # 725

July 14, 2014

Tom and Family,
Words cannot heal the pain of losing a loved one, but knowing that we are thinking of you and your family will hopefully bring some comfort during this time of sorrow.

Your Extended Family from the Local # 725 Office.

July 14, 2014

Jim, Tom and family,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You're in our thoughts.
Larry and Julie Pell and family

Rob Carter

July 14, 2014

Jim, Tom, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Al was a good man.

Rob Carter
Van Buren class of 84
Brazil Indiana

Michele Knierim-Neese

July 13, 2014

Sorry about your Dad Tom. Prayers for you and your family.

Gary, Michele (Knierim) and Cole Neese