Daniel Mielczarek

Daniel "Dan" Mielczarek

Monday, May 18th, 1953 - Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Daniel “Dan” Gabriel Mielczarek, Sr., 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Surfside Beach, South Carolina on September 18, 2019. As the eldest of nine children, Dan was born on May 18, 1953 to Joseph and Teresa (Suty) Mielczarek of Hartford, Connecticut. As a former resident of Glastonbury, Dan recently retired from Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester as the Automotive Department Head and Professional Educator of Diesel Automotive Technology.
Dan served in the United States Air Force as an Aviation mechanic bringing him to Germany, Greenland, and Panama. As a result of his love for flying, he obtained his private pilot license and once owned a Cessna airplane used for several fun family trips in the New England area. He was a sports enthusiast and loved the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis/L.A. Rams, Hartford Whalers and was an avid golfer. He refereed CT midget football, CT Crush, and coached Cheney Tech’s girls’ basketball and boys’ golf teams. He also enjoyed the beach, reading, music, crossword puzzles, Star Trek and Muscle cars.
Dan held a bachelor’s degree in Transportation/Mobility Management from the University of New Haven and his Master’s Degree in Technical Education from Central Connecticut State University. One of his proudest professional accomplishments included contributing to the book, 'Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Diesel Engines.’
Dan is survived by his four children, son Robert and his wife Lea and grandson Evan Leon, daughter Kiley Shana Armstrong and husband Scott, daughter Marcy Ann Littera and husband Steven, and son Daniel Gabriel Jr., along with brothers Stanley, Eddie and sisters Lydia Lucci-Devaney and husband Bruce, Jane Tinti-Krezinski and husband Mike, Theresa Kollmer and husband Chris, Krisha Morander and husband Greg, and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by maternal grandparents Josef and Stefania “Babcia” Suty and brothers Teddy and Steve.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:00am-11:00am, with a service starting at 11am, at Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Avenue Glastonbury, CT. Burial with military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery 1318 Hebron Ave Glastonbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, a donation is appreciated towards a scholarship fund to be set up at Howell Cheney Tech in Dan’s name. Donations towards this annual scholarship can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/daniel-g-mielczarek-sr-memorial-scholarship.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Glastonbury
    50 Naubuc Ave.
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  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Glastonbury
    50 Naubuc Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Hebron Ave. & Wickham Rd.
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Kathy & Mike Farrell

Posted at 10:12am
To the Entire Mielczarek family,

So shocked to hear of Danny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We shared so many great times with Danny from our weddings to the birth of our kids. We had so many great times. We will never forget the Red Sox road trips!! So many great times. Rest in peace Danny. Kathy & Mike Farrell & Family

Robert Hughes

Posted at 06:50am
Diesel Dan , as I called him, and I , the Pilgrim, as he called me, (inside joke) retired the same year at Cheney. We worked together for many years. He and Joe kept. the fleet of buses in top shape and Dan was in charge of mandated safety inspections on all the CTHSS buses. As our retirement date approached we would talk about our plans. He couldn't wait to get down south and hit the links. I hope he got to play many rounds.
Bob Hughes

Jacqueline Stack

Posted at 11:36am
So sorry to read of Dan's passing. He was always so pleasant when I brought the children from Verplanck Elementary to his diesel shop for a tour. I worked with Dan at Cheney for ten years. What a wonderful tribute to Dan, establishing a scholarship fund at Cheney. His influence lives on. Jacqueline Stack

Melissa Clark

Posted at 10:16am
My thoughts and condolences to Dan's family. I worked with Dan at Cheney Tech for the past 11 years and was shocked and sadden by the news of his passing. Dan was passionate about his diesel shop and students, as evident by his students praise and pride in their work and knowledge of diesel mechanics. Rest easy Dan and know that we here at Cheney appreciate all that you gave. "Clark"

Sylvia and David Lindner

Posted at 10:10am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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