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Daniel Louis Grygas
June 5, 1935 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Daniel Louis Grygas, 88, passed away peacefully at Home on August 5, 2023 after battling Cancer. Born in Schenectady, NY on June 5, 1935, He was the Son of the late Phillip Grygas and Dorothy (Pfaffenbach)Grygas Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sharon ‘Shari’ (Graham)Grygas and his Children, Debra Lynn (George)Solotruck and Lawrence Daniel (Dianne)Grygas, as well as 7 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, Cousins, Nieces & Nephews.
His family was his proudest attribute, he and Shari always made time to attend family gatherings and the sporting events of his grandchildren. Dan read three newspapers a day and was known for clipping articles which he thought would be of interest to any friends and family. This gesture of kindness will be missed by many. His career with the State of NY included working at State University at Albany and the NYS Office of Audit and Control, from which He retired at age 55 in 1990 after 35 years of Service. Daniel earned a political science degree from Empire State College and was immensely proud of his work with Governor Nelson Rockefeller and State Comptroller Ned Regan as well as his long time membership in the Schenectady Chapter of Young Republicans. He was appointed to serve as a Schenectady County Sheriff’s Deputy from 1976-1984. Dan was also a Mason, member of the Schenectady Masonic Lodge No. 1174 F.&A.M. Among his passions were antique/classic car restoration, working with Shari on her brother’s horse farm and helping seniors to manage their financial and medical struggles. His retirement was energized by fighting for the needs and rights of his elderly clients and friends, whom he continued to serve until well into his 80’s. Dan lived by this quote which was taped to his daily calendar, “ I shall pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show another human being, let me do now and not defer it. For I shall not pass this way again.”
Special Thanks to Sue Farrow and the Eddy Visiting Nurse Association whose compassionate care enabled Shari to care for Dan at home.
A Family Memorial is planned for a future date.
Donations can be sent to Eddy Visiting Nurse Rehab Association Eddy Visiting Nurse & Rehab Association 433 River Street Suite #3000 Troy, NY 12180.