Marek Jozef Maik
October 14, 1953 – May 6, 2020
Marek Jozef Maik, 66, of Waynesboro, Virginia, passed away on May 6, 2020 in Staunton, Virginia.
Marek Jozef Maik was born in Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland to Walenty and Zofia Maik on October 14, 1953. He went to school at Grodzisk Wielkopolski. He married Irena Teresa Bartkowiak on February 21, 1976 in Grodzisk Wielkopolski. He graduated from trade school as a goldsmith.
Marek, with wife Irena and son Sebastian, immigrated to the United States of America on August 25, 1982. He displayed courage and determination by moving his family to another country in search of a better life. With three suitcases and one hundred dollars in hand, he opened a world of opportunity for his family.
Marek worked for Lemon’s Jewelry and then at McKee Foods. He was an avid collector of coins, books, music, and movies. Marek enjoyed hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, relaxing at the beach, and listening to classical music. He was a passionate reader and spent many weekends scouring local antique stores for rare books. Marek was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by all.
Marek is preceded in death by Walenty and Zofia Maik.
Marek is survived by wife, Irena Maik; son, Sebastian Maik and wife, Mahala; sister, Elizabet Rzanna; grandson, Alexander Maik, and granddaughter, Lilah Maik.
A private service will be held at Augusta Memorial Park in Waynesboro, Virginia.
There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
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Marek Jozef Maik
May 15, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Marek's family. I remember when he first came here. I worked with him at Virginia Metalcrafters. My fondest memory was how eager he was to learn. He came to me to for help to acquire a set of encyclopaedias so he could learn English. He was a very kind man. May he be blessed in heaven.
May 9, 2020
I am very sorry to hear this news. My prayers go out to all his family. I will never forget the day we welcomed Marek, Irena, and Sebastian to the USA at the airport. I am glad to hear how well his family has done.
May 8, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.