KOWALCZYK, Victor Woodrow
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Victor Woodrow Kowalczyk, 95, died Wed., Feb. 12, 2014 at Wellstar Community Hospice Center.  He was the youngest son of the late Stephania Sawitska and Waclaw Kowalczyk of Ft. Wayne, IN, brother of the late Henry, George and Bronson.  Born on the first Armistice Day and raised at 426 Perry Ave. in Ft. Wayne, he graduated from Northside High School and attended Wittenberg University.  An outstanding basketball player at both schools, he was also a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.  He was an air traffic controller for the former Civil Aeronautics Assoc., teaching ATC skills in Atlanta for the Navy during WWII.  A specialist for the FAA, he designed the original equipment for the Dulles International Airport tower.  During his tenure as the Chief of Weather Staff he served as the U.S. Rep. to the World Meterological Conference in Geneva.  He served as Deacon at First Baptist Church in Flint, MI; Life Elder at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA; and Junior and Senior Warden at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, SC.  President of the Dept. of Transportation Federal Credit Union for many years, he also served as president of PTAs in Michigan and Virginia.  Mr. Kowalczyk enjoyed golf and social activities at Dunes Golf and Country Club during retirement in Myrtle Beach and became an accomplished cabinet maker/wood worker.  Married for 67 years to the late Virginia Simerville Kowalczyk of Rockmart, GA, he is survived by son Scott and daughter Jan, both of Marietta, GA, and four grandchildren.  The family gathered on Sat., Feb. 22, 2014 for a private burial and life celebration at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockmart.  In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Wellstar Community Hospice, Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, 475 Dickson Ave., Marietta, GA 30060.

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