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The Telegram
  • Donald M. (Dizzy) Swietlikowski

  • Donald M. Swietlikowski (Dizzy), 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 6, 2012. Although suffering for the last few years, he managed to hold on until his son's birthday to join him in heaven.

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  • Donald M. Swietlikowski (Dizzy), 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 6, 2012. Although suffering for the last few years, he managed to hold on until his son's birthday to join him in heaven.
    Dizzy was born November 27, 1927, in Herkimer, NY. He was the son of the late Joseph and Stephanie Swietlikowski. He attended Herkimer High School and was a star athlete in football and all the other sports he played. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was stationed in Guam. He was honorably discharged 2 years later. Upon his return from the service, he worked for Lane Construction Company. He met the love of his life, Dolores M. Golicki, and they were married August 2, 1952, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Herkimer. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Dizzy and Dolores had two precious children, Donnie (10/6/1953-6/29/2011) and Kathy. Dizzy worked for the US Postal Service for 32 years and retired in 1985. He was well-known through the whole village and was loved by everyone, including two dogs, Heidi and Tippy, who would follow him on his mail routes every day.
    Dizzy was a very special man. He had a heart of gold and would give freely of himself and never expect anything in return. His smile was infectious and he could make anyone laugh. He never met a stranger. Even though Dizzy met people from all over, he still had his close group of friends from high school that he loved like brothers. He adored his wife and family. He loved going on family vacations, especially with his brother, Leo, wife, Lud, and their two kids, Elaine and Joey. Dizzy loved the outdoors. He loved to fish, pick mushrooms and go picnicking with his family. He really knew how to have a good time.
    He and his wife would spend 6 months out of the year in West Palm Beach, FL, where both of his children lived. The highlights of his life were his two beautiful granddaughters, Carlye and Lindsey, and his rambunctious little great-granddaughter, Eden. They will miss their Poppy so much.
    He leaves to cherish his wife, Dolores; his daughter, Kathleen and husband, David Richmond, their two daughters, Carlye and Lindsey, and great-granddaughter, Eden Korin, all of West Palm Beach, FL; his sister-in-law, Lud Swietlikowski; nephew, Joey Swietlikowski; niece, Elaine and husband, Donnie Mills; niece, Suzie and husband, Volker Bornemann; niece, Carol and husband, Allen Zawtocki; nephew, Tommy and wife, Helen Bugaj; niece, Mary Jane and Ted Oleszek; nephew, Stephen and wife, Cheryl Yavornitzki; many great-nieces and nephews; also his best friend from childhood, Walter (Bozo) Kalynacz.
    He was predeceased by his son, Donnie Swietlikowski; parents, Joseph and Stephanie Swietlikowski; his brother, Leo Swietlikowski; his sisters and their husbands, Francis and Teddy Bugaj and Eleanor and Steve Yavornitzki.
    Friends and relatives may call at the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 South Washington St., Herkimer, NY, on Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. from the Church of Sts. Anthony & Joseph, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Thomas Lawless, Pastor. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, NY, with full military honors accorded.
    Page 2 of 2 - All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Home, 329 South Washington St., Herkimer, NY 866-1500. To add to Dizzy's online memorial, please go to www.vincenteneafuneralservice.com on the Internet.

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