Michael Joseph Cyran (1921-2012)

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(College Graduation Photo, 1953)

With great regret, the Cyran family announces the passing of their beloved husband and father, Michael Joseph Cyran

He passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 4, 2012 as a result of condition incident to advanced age. He has been homebound since mid-February and was confined to his bed since late March. Even though he grew weaker and weaker towards the end, he did not appear to be in any pain and was not on any pain medication. He was visited and surrounded by close and extended family members continually in the days and hours prior to his passing.

Visitation will be on Friday 06 April 2012 from 2:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Papavero Funeral Home in Maspeth, NY. Church service on Saturday 07 April 2012 from 9:00-9:30 AM at Holy Cross R.C. Church in Maspeth. Burial at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village.

For further information, please contact his son Frederic Cyran (click on "Escape to http://cyran.us" at the bottom of this webpage.)

Obituary 1: Summary Size

Obituary 2: Medium Size

Video Clip from His 90th Birthday Party

Video Tribute Shown at Funeral Home

Obituary 1: Summary Size
 
Cyran, Michael Joseph - Died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at age 90. Born and raised in South Brooklyn, he lived in Maspeth since 1959. He was a retired mechanical engineer for the U.S. Federal Government. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; four sons, Frederic, Alexander, Lawrence, and Daniel; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister Helen Adinolfi and a brother Edward. Funeral services at Holy Cross Church in Maspeth planned for Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM. Interment at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home (for more details and photographs visit http://cyran.us)

Obituary 2: Medium Size
 
Cyran, Michael Joseph - Died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at his home of causes incident to advanced age. He was 90. Born the third of four children to Polish immigrant parents in South Brooklyn on 15 November 1921, he attended local public school and enjoyed playing on various community sports teams. He and his family frequently participated in activities associated with Our Lady of Czestochowa parish. Unable to serve in WWII due to a serious ear infection he incurred as a young child, he earned a BS Degree in Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute and began a U.S. Federal government civil service career with the U.S. military. He married Lillian Jarosz in 1954 and in 1959 they and their family moved to Maspeth. During his civil service career he worked as a mechanical engineer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard until it closed, and then at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey. He retired in 1984. An avid outdoorsman throughout his life, he loved salt-water fishing for stripped bass, deer hunting, and family camping. He was an adult Boy Scout leader for over 30 years with Troop 229 at the Maspeth Methodist Church. He was also proud of his Polish heritage and supported various Polish-American cultural events throughout his life. He had a warm and socially outgoing personality, and was known for his generosity and willingness for helping others. His family and friends will miss him deeply. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lillian; four sons, Frederic, Alexander, Lawrence and Daniel; grandchildren Amber (Howard), Marietta, Angela, Rachel, Matthew, Dominique, Michela, Jonathan, Zachary, Benjamin, and Emily; a great-grandchild Tyler; a sister Helen (Adinolfi) and a brother Edward. He was predeceased by his father, Ignacy, his mother, Wladyslawa, a brother Ted, and a grandson Jason. He regularly attended Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in South Brooklyn throughout his life. Visitation at Papavero Funeral Home in Maspeth Friday, April 6, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral service to be held at Holy Cross Church in Maspeth Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM. Interment at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village (for more details and photographs visit http://cyran.us)

Video Clip from His 90th Birthday Party
 
A video (about 30 seconds) taken at his 90th birthday party can be downloaded from http://www.mediafire.com/?ezs92ct4jrbc2rv. This was taken at Princess Manor in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York (Driggs Avenue) on 13 November 2011.

Video Tribute Shown at Funeral Home
 
A video tribute presentation entitled "In Memory of Michael Joseph Cyran, November 15, 1921 - April 4, 2012" was shown at the Papavero Funeral Home during his viewing. This can be viewed at http://www.papaverotributelink.com/fh/obituaries/vt_view.cfm?o_id=1440494&fh_id=12205&vt_type=1. His son Frederic Cyran provided the 50 scanned photographic images in the presentation. The video files cannot be downloaded from this website due to possible conflict of interest issues with TributeLink (which offers to sell the presentation on DVD) and file size limitations of this website server. However, a copy of this presentation and the individual photographic images with their narrative descriptions can be obtained by contacting Frederic Cyran (click on "Escape to http://cyran.us" at the bottom of this webpage.).

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Updated 24 May 2012