Obituary of Edward A. Kycia
Courtesy of his son, John
Combat Presidential American World War II Asiatic-Pacific Philippine
Action Medal Unit Citation Theater Medal Victory Medal Campaign Medal Liberation Medal
Ed is survived by his wife Helen; and their children Mary Ann Bello and her husband Charles of Alpharetta, GA., Ed Kycia and his wife Mary and John Kycia and his wife Diana all of West Hartford. He is also the proud grandfather to Tyler and Kathryn Bello, Maggie and Danny Kycia, and Jay and Matt Kycia. Besides his immediate family, Ed leaves two brothers and their spouses Mike and Dotty Kycia, and Julian and Jean Kycia, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The funeral procession will be
Friday, November 11, 2011, 10:15 from Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South
Main Street, West Hartford followed at 11 a.m. by Mass of Christian Burial to
be celebrated at the Church of Saint Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant Street, West
Burial with military honors will be held at Village Cemetery, Old Wethersfield. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 4 – 7 p.m. Donations in Ed's memory may be made to Xavier High School, (Advancement Office), 181 Randolph Road Middletown, CT. 06457. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.
The Dash Poem
I read of a man who stood to speak;
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone;
From the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came the date of
And spoke of the following date with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all;
Was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her;
Know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars, the house, the cash.
What matters is how we live and love;
And how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard;
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left;
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough;
To consider what’s true and real.
And always try to understand;
The way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger;
And show appreciation more.
And love the people in our lives;
Like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile;
Remembering that this special dash,
Might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read,
With your life’s actions to rehash;
Would you be proud of the things they say;
About how you spent your dash?
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