Niagara Gazette


April 25, 2014

Daniel A. Brzenski, Sr.

KINGSVILLE, TX — Daniel Anthony Brzenski, Sr., 63, of Kingsville, TX, passed away suddenly on April 10, 2014, doing what he loved, traveling with his wife by his side. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on January 1, 1951 to Wanda (Stanisz) and the late Anthony J. Brzenski.

He graduated from Niagara Falls High School then joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Kingsville, TX, where he met his soul mate and the love of his life for 43 years, Shirley. After leaving the Navy, Dan was hired on as an operator with Celanese Corp., which later became Hoechst-Celanese Corp. He received many promotions and wore many different hats over the years (training, logistics, primary QA, validation owner and safety representative), and his primary focus his last 10 years was writing standard operating procedures on pharmaceuticals (IBU). Dan retired after 30 years of service. Of those 30 years, 26 of them were spent volunteering on the emergency response team as a Hazmat Captain where Dan received many awards. Since his retirement Dan was able to travel the world with his wife.

Dan is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Brzenski of Kingsville, TX; two sons, Daniel A. (Shannon) Brzenski, Jr. of Houston, TX and Michael D. Brzenski of Kingsville, TX; two sisters, Carole (Edward J.) Bocek and Dorothy (the late Jack) Zappendorf of Niagara Falls, NY; four  sisters-in-law, Della Long of Kingsville, TX, Joanne (the late Benjamin) Wiese, Linda (Billy) Waller and Carolyn (Charles) Kuhn, all of Carlsbad, TX; two brothers-in-law, Clifton O. Wiese, Jr. of Saffell, AR and Calvin (Eddie) Wiese of Hamilton, OH; nieces and nephews, Paulette (Greg) Voyzey, Edward D. (Michelle) Bocek, Suzanne (Christopher) Miller of Niagara Falls, NY, Will (Dallas) Burkett of Bryant, TX, Robert Burkett of Houston, TX, Tammy (Jesse)Keller, Zach Keller, Cassey Keller, Clifton O. (Cherie) Wiese, Noah Wiese, Chloe Wiese and Cana Wiese, all of Saffell, AR, Ben (Jen) Wiese, Stephanie (Chris) Voss, Michael (Kayci) Waller, Brandon (Benae) Kuhn of Bowling, KY, Shana (Zack) Fannon, all of College Station, TX, Mathew Wiese and Michell Wiese of Hamilton, OH; six grandchildren, Daniel A. Brzenski III, Kiara Brzenski, Kyle Brzenski, Kourtney Brzenski,Korban Brzenski, all of Houston, TX, and Caedence Palmer of Corpus Christi, TX. Dan was preceded in death by his father; and eldest son, Ronnie D. Oliphant.

A private family service was held for Dan on April 12, 2014, at 2:00 PM in Cave City, AR.

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