Kenneth Cizdziel (1960-2017) was born deaf and special needs. He attended St Mary's school for the deaf in Buffalo, NY. He was the apple of his Mom, Sharon's eye and she vowed to devote her life to care for him and give him as normal a life as she could with the help of his grandparents Bud and Doris Kelter. Perhaps that was why he was always smiling. Kenny had one sister Kim Marie , and two nephews Josh and Tyler. He never missed one of their football or baseball games. Rain or shine he was there cheering them on.
Kenny loved sports especially the Buffalo Sabres. For years he and his Mom had front row season tickets for the Sabres. Kenny met several of the players and was welcomed in the dressing room. He was given jerseys, pucks, and many autographed sticks over the years. He actually passed away putting Sabres jersey on.
Sadly, Kenneth passed away just 9 days after his Mom, I’m sure of a broken heart because they had spent every day of his life together. This picture was taken the night before his death as he danced to the vibrations of his nephews band playing at his Moms memorial. He was a special angel here on earth and now he smiles down on us. He is at peace with his Mom where he felt safest.