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Michael R. Gadek

Michael R. Gadek

March 11, 2021

Michael Gadek, 74, of 160 W. 71st Street, New York, NY died on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Michael was born on November 5, 1946 in Troy, New York. He attended Cardinal McCloskey High School. He received degrees and graduated with honors from Utica College and Pace University. He worked at AT+T communications and Lucent technologies for 25 years before retiring in 2011. Michael also worked as a retail salesperson at "Mood Indigo", one of the New York Soho neighborhood's premier collectible and antique emporiums for 20 years.
Michael is survived by his sister, Mary Roylance of Albany, NY, his nephew, Stephen Roylance of Latham, NY, and his niece, Nicole Claris of West Rexbury, MA.
Michael was the son of the late Ernest R. Gadek and Lena Theresa Rizzo Gadek.

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So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I am honored to have met him when he and my dad shared a room at physical rehab on the west side. Michael’s sense of humor and positive attitude throughout his illness was so inspiring. I wish his friends and family love at this sad time


Posted by: Elizabeth Reagan - , - April 2, 2021

Missing you Michael so much. You brought so much laughter and joy into the Ives of all you touched.
And now you are in heaven
making jokes with all.the Angel's and saints.Happy Birthday you would have caught up to me, but now you'll never grow old.
Love you always, Jerry


Posted by: Jerry Cassese - Provincetown, MA - November 24, 2021

I took care of Michael as a nursing assistant for almost two years. Michael once told me that I will never forget him when he goes. And he was right. Michael was a person of compassion and resilience. He wanted to me to make sure that that his Christmas tree is well taken care off because he wants to remember and celebrate Christmas for as long as he lives. There isn’t a time of day that I don’t think of him. He is always in my prayers. And I am very certain that he also prays for me. May the angels guide your path Michael, and may the prayers of the saints carry you home into the light that never fades Rest In Peace I will one day see you again! Make sure there is a big party and lots of martini

Ryan


Posted by: Ryan - , - April 14, 2022

I took care of Michael as a nursing assistant for almost two years. Michael once told me that I will never forget him when he goes. And he was right. Michael was a person of compassion and resilience. He wanted to me to make sure that that his Christmas tree is well taken care off because he wants to remember and celebrate Christmas for as long as he lives. There isn’t a time of day that I don’t think of him. He is always in my prayers. And I am very certain that he also prays for me. May the angels guide your path Michael, and may the prayers of the saints carry you home into the light that never fades Rest In Peace I will one day see you again! Make sure there is a big party and lots of martini


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