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David Richard Kaczmarczyk

August 7, 1940 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 79)

Obituary

David Richard Kaczmarczyk went to be with his beloved Lena on March 2, 2020. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday at Memory Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, with Ret. Chaplain Brent Clark officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive. Dave was born on August 7, 1940 to Stanley and Jeannie Kaczmarczyk in Bristol, Connecticut; the second of five children. Dave served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1962 and met his wife Lena and son Darryl while serving at the Amarillo Air Force Base. Dave and Lena were married in Clovis, New Mexico in November of 1962, and remained happily so until her passing in 2014. After receiving an honorable discharge, Dave was a member of the Amarillo Fire Department from 1962-1994, advancing to the rank of Driver. He was a proud small business owner of Kaczmarczyk Painting, having assisted in the maintenance and improvement of several of the now-historic homes in Amarillo. Dave committed years of service to the Boy Scouts of America and Kwahadi Dancers, as well as was actively involved with the Amarillo Soap Box Derby. He was an avid fan of the Kingston Trio and coin collecting, as well as a devoted Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys fan. Dave was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Lena Kaczmarczyk. He is survived by his sisters, Carol, Paula, and Janet; and his brother, Paul. He is also survived by his son Darryl Kaczmarczyk and wife Suze; his grandson, Andrew Kaczmarczyk; two granddaughters, Stefania Sharp and husband Cody, and Amanda DeJournett and husband Shawn; and a great-granddaughter, Lillian DeJournett.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 5, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cox-Rowley Funeral Home Chapel
4180 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109

Graveside Service
Friday
March 6, 2020

10:00 AM
Memory Gardens Cemetery
14200 I-27
Amarillo, TX 79119

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