February 3, 1957 ~ February 5, 2006
MERIDEN - Richard Joseph Cyganik, 49, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was the husband of Christine Boulanger Cyganik. Born in Meriden on Feb. 3, 1957, he was the son of Jean Zenkiewicz Cyganik of Bradenton, FL and the late John Cyganik. He entered the military right out of high school and was employed as an Air Traffic Transportation Systems Specialist at the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a member of the Air National Guard and a member of St. Joseph Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa Cyganik of Meriden; a son Brian Cyganik of Meriden; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Doree Cyganik of Canton, GA; a sister, Patricia Wooster and a brother-in-law, Paul Wooster, both of Phoenix, AZ; a mother and father-in-law, Denise and Sherwood Boulanger of Southington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gregory and Elizabeth Boulanger of Southington and Robert and Sharon Leone of Plainville; a niece, Kimberly Cyganik of PA; several nieces and nephews; and one grandnephew. Richard had a strong will to live and had gone to Washington, D.C. to have a radical surgery performed. The family would like to thank Dr. Samuel Bobrow and Eileen for their compassionate care. A memorial service with military honors will be held at St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. If desired, contributions in Mr. Cyganik's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.