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.