Raymond Joseph Kilanowski was born on Sunday, January 31, 1937 to Celia (nee Olejniczak) and Alexander Kilanowski in Buffalo, New York. He lived in Buffalo and attended Emerson High School and graduated in 1955. He lived in Buffalo until he and his family moved to Arizona in 1976 where he remained and worked for AT&T for over 40+ years until he retired.
Raymond was the beloved husband to Dolores Kilanowski (nee Zawadzki). The devoted father to Alexander (Karen) Kilanowski and Gary (Monica) Kilanowski. Loving Grandfather to Cade Kilanowski & Kayci Kilanowski and Grandpa to 9 dogs and a kitty cat.
Dear brother of Arthur (Betty deceased) Kilanowski of Depew, NY, Dear brother to the late Henry Kilanowski, Dear brother-in-law to Mary (David) McCarthy, Daniel Zawadzki and the late Ronald Zawadzki and Lorraine Niewczyk. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Raymond was an avid traveler of the world, lover of all sports especially the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills & NY Yankees and was also a 5-time winner of the Glendale Gridiron Fantasy Football team the Dusty Dooogs. He also loved body building, playing billiards and was an avid chess player. He also had a beautiful prized rose garden that he tended to as well as his stamp collection when he wasn’t busy coaching in his younger years little league baseball for his son’s. He was also a proud member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Raymond’s family also wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Friendship Village Healthcare Facility & Hospice of the Valley for their care, compassion and support.
Relatives and friends are invited to Raymond’s Memorial Service at St. Juan Diego Catholic Church, 3200 S. Cooper Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286 on February 3rd at 10:00 am and Saturday, February 4th at 1:00 pm for his internment which will take place at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204 with a reception to follow.
All are welcome.
The family appreciates your prayers and concerns during this time and would like to thank you for your support.
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