|Slawomir A. Luczak|
|By Joan DuBois|
|January 26, 2009|
December 28, 2008: Former longtime MACA member Slawomir A. Luczak dies at age 61
The Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette reported that USCF member and former longtime MACA member Slawomir Anthony Luczak of Worcester died Christmas Day, December 25, in UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, after a short illness. He was born May 10, 1947 in Bayreuth, Germany, the son of Josef and Halina Luczak, and came to the United States at age 2 in 1949. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Worcester in 1965 and later from the College of the Holy Cross, also in Worcester. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Slawomir worked in the research and development division of the David Clark Co. in Worcester as an assistant manager of scheduling and material control for 31 years. In addition to chess, he was an avid reader. He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Chruch. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Irena (Gawrych) Luczak; a daughter, Renata Luczak of New York City; nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held Tuesday, December 30, from the Henry-Dirsa Funeral Home, 33 Ward St., Worcester, with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward St. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday, December 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations payable to MACA in memory of Slawomir Anthony Luczak may be made to the Living Memorial Chess Fund, c/o Robert Messenger, MACA Treasurer, 4 Hamlett Drive, Apt. #12, Nashua, NH 03062-4641.
Obituary provided by George Mirijanian
Publications Coordinator for Massachusetts Chess Association
Slawomir Anthony Luczak - May you rest in peace.