ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ray Krzyzek. We will remember him forever.

The Class of '73 are presenting a dedication and check for $19,251, to the St Anthony's High School Scholarship on behalf of Ray and his deceased high school friends.
Date: May 21st, 2021 at 3:30pm
Where: St Anthony's High School, 275 Wolf Hill Rd, South Huntington, NY, 11747

Followed by light refreshments at Scott Solar's Home
If you are planning to attend, can you register by May 1st, via the Eventbrite link, so the Class of '73 can plan accordingly
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-anthonys-high-scho...

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There will be an online memorial Saturday, March 6th at 2:00 pm EST. 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2232771010?pwd=RGJ4VG1uZ...
My Personal Zoom # 223-377-1010 (BAD-ASS-1010)
Password: 1010

Thank you for creating a profile so you can collaborate with us to share your stories, photos, videos, songs and more, so we can celebrate Ray's life together.

If you can't make it to the online memorial, we will be planning a live memorial in July, on his birthday. This online memorial will be here forever so feel free to share whenever a thought of RAK, our very own Random Act of Kindness, Ray Anthony Krzyzek comes to mind.





Posted by Theodore Urbanowicz on March 15, 2021
Ray, you will be missed very much. You have brought inspiration and joy to those you have touched. You have created such fond memories that you will always have a special place in our thoughts and heart. I am sad you have left us so early. But you are in a much better place. See you down the road. Sincerely, Ted U
Posted by David Kaloupek on March 6, 2021
Good People Beget Good People. In his final days, Ray’s asked me to make known that he preferred to known as a father, interesting friend & colleague, humanitarian & lastly, an athlete. I think the words of Saint Francis DeSales captures the essence of the man Ray Krzyzek:
“Be who you are and be that well glorifying the Divine Artist whose handiwork you are.” 
Ray, We are what we are my friend; we will miss you, your smile & spirit; carry on in your Heavenly Home. Peace be with you.
Mary Jane & David
Posted by Annelie Rode on March 5, 2021
Ray, I'm still finding little mementoes of you around my apartment. It makes me happy to know that you found some solace and comfort here and that your light and spirit will forever warm my home and my heart. Hope you are living it as full and as large up there as you did down here. All my love, Annelie
Posted by Curtis Jones on March 5, 2021
Ray, Ray, was my friend and running buddy! We would sit for hours listening to music and enjoying a good meal! He loved to cook! When we met the first time we bonded; talking about basketball and the APP he created to teach college students about harassment. He talked about playing ball at the Rucker in New York and his time playing with the Red Sox! His great joy was relaxing on the deck, watching the sun set over the water in Hull! Rest in Peace my brother!
Posted by Angie Sa'Ponte Vella on March 4, 2021
My name is Angie and I met Ray through Doreen that was a customer coming to Cloud9 and talked about having a friend that has prostate Cancer and I offer to help and do what I can to help out I offer all my services free of charge and product that I thought that would help since I had customers that became cancer free doing infrared sauna that kills bad cells but not the good cells and chemo kills both the good cells bad. In Rays situations even though I was willing to do what I can it was hard for him to come since he was far away from Jamaica plain and would require for someone to drive him every day and that was not possible.He did come few times which Alex brought him but not enough to make a difference. While he was there we had great conversation and I find him to be a great soul. I know that after so many chemo the body gave up who can survive according to Alex 47 chemo and other experimental drugs I am surprised he lasted that long. I know he was sick for few years but 47 chemo never heard that before. I know from personal experience that when you supposed to come out of such a health issue you do if it mend for you to make it then you find the right things you need to do to come out of it. I know it was his time that God has called him and I know he is in heaven. I had the pleasure to be there on his last day and I am happy that Alex told me what was happening with Ray. When I went to see him I was happy to say that he had so many souls waiting for him to take him to the other side from parents to grandparents friends and I also saw Jesus next to him he was wearing white and had beard and just lean next to him and just smiled. It was amazing . When I first came to his room I held his hand to say a prayer for him and felt pain in his heart and then after the prayer I was happy the pain went away.I was also told to say to him that he has been forgiven long time ago for all he pray for and he is going to heaven. It was a beautiful moment and even though is sad I know he is in a good place and he is free from all the suffering. RIP Ray love you your friend Angie.
Posted by Doreen Hing on March 3, 2021
To my dear, dear bestie, what a bestie you were. I will miss you dearly...

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Posted by Theodore Urbanowicz on March 15, 2021
Ray, you will be missed very much. You have brought inspiration and joy to those you have touched. You have created such fond memories that you will always have a special place in our thoughts and heart. I am sad you have left us so early. But you are in a much better place. See you down the road. Sincerely, Ted U
Posted by David Kaloupek on March 6, 2021
Good People Beget Good People. In his final days, Ray’s asked me to make known that he preferred to known as a father, interesting friend & colleague, humanitarian & lastly, an athlete. I think the words of Saint Francis DeSales captures the essence of the man Ray Krzyzek:
“Be who you are and be that well glorifying the Divine Artist whose handiwork you are.” 
Ray, We are what we are my friend; we will miss you, your smile & spirit; carry on in your Heavenly Home. Peace be with you.
Mary Jane & David
Posted by Annelie Rode on March 5, 2021
Ray, I'm still finding little mementoes of you around my apartment. It makes me happy to know that you found some solace and comfort here and that your light and spirit will forever warm my home and my heart. Hope you are living it as full and as large up there as you did down here. All my love, Annelie
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Ray Krzyzek's obituary, July 2nd, 1955 - February 24, 2021

Raymond Anthony Krzyzek, A Bon Vivant, Dies at 65

Ray Krzyzek, whose smile, charm and quick wit made him the highlight in any room he entered, was a beloved father, partner, friend and entrepreneur died Wednesday February 24, 2021 in Massachusetts. He was 65. 

His love of Hawaiian print shirts and the ability to make a meaningful connection with anyone made him an icon wherever he went. 

Ray had a mind that never slowed down and his innovative ideas showed that. He had a love for the little joys of life such as food, sports, art, drawing, suave fashion, and engaging with people. At a young age Ray fell in love with the art of basketball and pursued that career until he reached a semi professional level. Following several knee injuries he realized that he needed to switch his passions but never fell out of love with sports and always gave advice to those willing to learn. 

There was never a dull moment when discussing sports with Ray whether it was football and his deep love for the Patriots, the Celtics or the Oakland A’s and Red Sox.  Ray was the first to jump at an opportunity to provide advice regarding sports, whether that was to angle the arm a little higher, run a little faster, or squash the bug a little harder and provided endless insight for those who sought advice from him.  Anyone who knew Ray knew his love for food and cooking was unmatched. Many hours in his life were spent over the stove always testing and creating new dishes that would put any TV culinary chef to shame. 

Passion, smarts and creativity were the driving forces behind Ray's life that allowed him to advocate and help everyone he met from both friends, family and strangers alike in hopes to make the world a better and safer place 

Ray met many individuals in his life but there was never a person that he didn’t consider a friend. Compassion was one of his greatest virtues and his love was endless for those around him. He will be greatly missed but the love that he showed and was shown to him will always be remembered and cherished.  


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Shared by Bruce Nappi on March 6, 2021
I knew Ray since the late 1980s.  I was a pioneer in telemedicine. Ray was a leader in the Polaroid electronic camera effort. We started an effort to take telemedicine into the home. Our first focus was using a portable computer for home care nurses to capture all their medical records electronically. Ray found an investment of $100,000 from a company that provided military hardened laptop computers. These were some of the first laptops that had touch screens and could send video images of patients to a doctor for analysis. At the time, medical care could not be done across state lines. To prove the concept, we did the first known surgical consult between 3 surgical teams . . . . are you ready . . . one in Burlington Mass, the second in Moscow – yes Russia – and the third in Paris France. That effort limped along through 1998 but never found sufficient investment to launch the company.
Around 2007, using Ray’s Proteg-Go app, we had an opportunity to use it as a support tool for homeless veterans. I developed a comprehensive program for it along with a homeless vet program in Jacksonville. We received a major grant from a former owner of the NY Yankees, to set up over 100 housing units in a rundown apartment complex. As the effort was starting up, a review team from the Pentagon came to visit. They had just completed a review of similar programs around the country. They were blown away. They said we had the most comprehensive program they had seen in the entire U.S. Unfortunately, as the program got underway, the investors ran into “unforeseen problems” at home. Follow-on investments fell through and the program pulled back. Ray and I carried the structure of the program into Ray’s efforts in California with Dr. Hank and the Black Navy Veterans of California. This led to the opportunity to duplicate the Jacksonville program with the California Buffalo Solders effort. Promised funding again didn’t follow through. That’s one of the efforts Ray had hoped his Little Cross venture would finally make happen.

Ray

Shared by Grace J on March 6, 2021
His life was cut short but he lived every moment. He loved to cook, tell jokes and surprised me. He took me to my first baseball game in Dan Diego and patiently wrote down the rules on the paper before hand. I had no clues about the game but I had a great time.  We went on many trips during the years together, from east coast to west coast, from northern states to down south, from historic sites to Disney....he was the guy who did most of the planning.  After he founded his company, he traveled back and forth. I often drove him to/from the train station and airport. He worked hard and tried to get the funding from the investors, I didn't hesitate to pour in a large sum he desperately needed.  I still have the investor's certificate with me today.  While he was in Las Vegas for the CES 2013, I told him his Guardian on the Go app was considered as one of the best apps by the critics.  He said, with tears, I made his day. I am grateful for being part of his journal to pursuit success and happiness.  I am also grateful he brought fun, energy, adventure & hope into my life. He will be missed. Thoughts & prayers.

Gedi Ahmed

Shared by Ahmed Gedi on March 5, 2021
Ray, was my brother and a great friend, buddy!
He was very humble, good heart and really was very kind human being. He always want help others.He had  ability to connect with people and a joy to be with .We would sit  discussing topics about the world we are living in, watching English premiere league soccer, Celtics, or watching Red Sox game at the Fenwey Park with anthonand enjoying a good meal! Yes, He loved to cook!. I agree with Curtis His great joy was relaxing on the deck, watching the sun set over the water in Hull! Rest in Peace my brother!