portrait picture for Leonard Joseph Baczek


Friends may call on Tuesday, May 22, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM  at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk CT.


A brief service to follow calling hours will begin at 7:00 PM.


Donations can be made to National Kidney Foundation.

Leonard Joseph Baczek

November 6, 1940 - May 16, 2018

Leonard Joseph Baczek, 77, husband of Rae Miriam Baczek, West Harrison, passed away May 16, 2018, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. He was born November 6, 1940 in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

He attended Duquesne University, and then joined the Peace Corps, where he met his wife.  They taught English as a Second Language in Thailand.

He began his career as an English and Social Studies teacher in DC and Pennsylvania.  After moving to New York, he worked at a number of advertising agencies, for many years, as a Marketing Executive.

Len was a lifelong fan of his hometown teams, Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.  Aside from being a sports fan, Len frequented New York City with his wife to enjoy many Broadway shows.  His favorite summer excursion was his annual trip to Montauk, NY.  Throughout his life, he thoroughly enjoyed reading, writing, sketching and drawing and listening to an eclectic array of music – and welcomed any discussion on any of these subjects.

He attracted cats and besides the eight cats that lived in the house over the years, he would feed any stray cat that came to the door.

He is survived by his wife, Rae, his daughter, Deborah and husband Mike, grandchildren, Emily, Liam, Alice, Kyle and Grace, of Michigan and his daughter Lisa and husband Larry, and grandchildren, Alex and Elisabeth, of Norwalk.

Friends may call Tuesday, May 22nd, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk CT.

A brief service to follow calling hours will begin at 7:00 PM.

Donations can be made to National Kidney Foundation.

  1. My thoughts and prayers to Rae, her children, grandchildren, and extended family. I know these past few months have been difficult for all of you and especially Len. I’ll remember Len for his sense of humor, love of jazz, and interest in people. May he rest in peace.

    Joyce Sullivan
    Westminster, VT

    May 17, 2018
    Joyce Sullivan -
  • Our heartfelt condolences go out to you for the death of your husband. Though he is physically gone, his memories are forever and may you find peace in the knowledge that he loved you. May your memories, family and friends provide comfort during this difficult time and may your dear Leonard rest in peace.

    May 18, 2018
    Claudette and the entire Staff of the Surgical ICU at Westchester Medical Center. -
  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you with Len’s passing. I hope the treasure of good memories of Montauk and Broadway shows help ease the loss of Len in your lives. I wish peace for Len and for you.

    May 20, 2018
    Lori Mulligan -
  • This has been a difficult few months for you and him, I am truly sorry for that; but the good memories hopefully will comfort you .Louise

    May 21, 2018
    Louise -
  • Rae,
    What a beautiful story about the Peace Corps – and the Broadway shows. I’m sorry that Catherine and I were out of town, but our thoughts were with you. Take care of yourself, knowing you spent wonderful times with a wonderful guy.

    May 23, 2018
    Jeff and Catherine -
  • Dear Rae and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Lenny. I am hoping that remembering the good times will help to ease the pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Gerry

    May 25, 2018
    Geraldine Thompson -
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