Paul Kiyak, 94, of the Marion section of Southington, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. He had been the loving husband of Ann (Scudella) Kiyak for 64 years.
Paul was born on March 4, 1927 in Czechoslovakia, one of 7, to the late John and Anna (Hudak) Kiyak and had been a longtime Marion resident.
Paul worked at International Silver in Meriden as a silver polisher, retiring after 28 years of service. He was a longtime member of St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville where he was active in the Mens’ Club. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and gardening. Paul loved to be outdoors and operated the Kiyak Christmas Tree Farm in Marion for over 30 years.
In addition to his wife Ann, he is survived by 5 children, Mary Ann Wood and her husband James of Marion, John Kiyak of Plantsville, Thomas Kiyak of Danbury, Andrew Kiyak and his wife Katherine of Marion and David Kiyak and his wife Elizabeth of Marion; 12 grandchildren; Brian Wood (Jen Walsh), Mandy Monti (Robert), Erin Coyotecatl (Bertin), Luke Burr, Jordan Kiyak, Travis Kiyak, Steven Kiyak (Erin), Jeffrey Kiyak (Samantha), Brendan Kiyak, Ryan Kiyak, Caleb Kiyak and Aria Kiyak; 7 great-grandchildren, Connor, Andrew, Makayla, Jacob, Remy, Hunter and Charlotte and many nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by 6 siblings, Anna Brazee, Joseph Kijak, Stephen Kijak, William Kijak, Peter Kiyak and Dimitri Kiyak.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Men’s Club at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St, Plantsville, CT 06479.
A Mass of Christian of Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am. on Friday, December 24, 2021 at St. Aloysius Church. 254 Burritt St, Plantsville. Face coverings are required at all times. Burial will be private. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.