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Raymond F. Grzywinski

April 14, 1943 — November 22, 2016

Raymond F. (Ray) 'Rick' Grzywinski, 73, of Saxonburg, formerly of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot. He was born April 14, 1943, in Natrona Heights, a son of the late Anthony M. and Dorothy E. (Dufford) Grzywinski. Ray was a 1961 graduate of Har-Brack High School and a 1965 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ray retired after 34 years of service as a math and computer teacher for Highlands School District. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Cabot. In 1971, Ray was a founding charter member of Harrison Hills Volunteer Fire Department #169 and later became a life member. He served the fire department as Fire Chief and President, Relief Treasurer, and Fire Police Captain. Ray was the former Emergency Management Coordinator for Harrison Township. He was a member of the Saxonburg V.F.C. Fire Police. Ray also served 10 years as a Harrison Township Police Officer and after retiring he answered non-emergency 911 calls for the police desk. He was a founding member and Past President of N.E.A.R.A. Hazmat Blue Team. Ray was a former board member of the Harrison Township Water Authority. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. Ray is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Ann (Gulick) Grzywinski; children, Raymond F. Grzywinski Jr., of Saxonburg and Kaitlyn M. (Dane R.) Selfridge, of Fort Campbell, Ky.; and by his brother, Ronald M. (Patty) Grzywinski, of Dayton, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Donald 'Donnie' Grzywinski.
Friends will be received on Friday from 2-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 AM in St. Joseph Church with his pastor the Rev. Ward Stakem as celebrant. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Ray may be made to the Harrison Hills Volunteer Fire Department, 5300 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065 or the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Department, 290 Home Ave., Saxonburg, Pa. 16056. To send an on line condolence please visit

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