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Paul M.
Gawricki

April 3, 1952 – March 31, 2024

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Obituary for Paul M. Gawricki

In Loving Memory
Paul Michael Gawricki
March 31, 2024

Paul Michael Gawricki passed away peacefully on March 31, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones. Paul was born to Fredrick Gawricki and Jane McGarry-Gawricki in Norwalk, Connecticut on April 3, 1952. He spent a lot of time traveling the country before he settled in Mexico, NY where he married Rya Ellis-Gawricki on June 18, 2004.

Paul was an avid fisherman and boater with Lake Ontario and Salmon River being his favorite spots. He loved watching baseball, originally supporting the Red Sox but switching to the New York Yankees to please his wife and family. Paul lived a fulfilling and adventurous life, highlighted by his skydiving trip in 2022. He was a brilliant cook who loved smoking, barbecuing, and grilling. He was a longtime employee at TruGreen Lawn care.

Paul was a loving husband, brother, and friend.

One of Paul’s greatest joys in life was his granddaughter Hayliann “Poopers” Smith who he raised as his own.

Paul is predeceased by his mother, Jane McGarry-Gawricki and father Fredrick Gawricki.

Paul is survived by his wife, Rya Ellis-Gawricki and their family, Chad (Shannon)Ellis, Amber Ellis, Brandon Ellis and Mike Ellis; his siblings, James (Laurie) Gawricki, Eileen Harrick, and Nancy Gawricki of Connecticut as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Per Paul’s wishes there will be no funeral services. The family wishes to thank hospice and all the medical staff involved in his care. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Inc. Mexico, NY.

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