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Passing of Max Nowicki, Band Organ Repairman
By Matthew Caulfield

Max Nowicki's obituary from the on-line edition of the Milford, Conn.,
Mirror, forwarded to me by Pete and Jill Hallock.

Matthew Caulfield

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Max M. Nowicki Sr., 91, of Milford, husband of the late Evelyn
A.  Nowicki for 62 years, died February 24, 2012.  Son of the late
Max Bernard and Eleanor Nowicki, he was born Dec. 15, 1920 in Richmond,
Virginia, and was a Milford resident for 60 years.

Mr. Nowicki, known to many as "The Organ Man," repaired merry-go-round
organs, nickelodeons, and calliopes.  His passion led him to many
places, including the Smithsonian, Coney Island, Central Park,
Captain's Cove, Bushnell Park and other parks throughout the country.

Survivors include his son, Max M. Nowicki Jr. (Susan) of Milford; his
daughter, Eleanor Amato (Don) of Oxford, four grandchildren, Max M
Nowicki III, Don (Regina) Amato Jr., David (Lynn) Amato and Danielle
(Stephen) Walsh; and five great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by
his brothers, Robert and Walter Nowicki; and his sister, Dorothy Bean.

Visiting hours are Friday, March 2, 5-7 p.m., Gregory F. Doyle Funeral
Home, 291 Bridgeport Ave., Milford. Services are Saturday, March 3, 10
a.m., St.  Gabriel's Church, Milford.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph's
Polish Cemetery, 1300 Stratford Road, Stratford.

Online condolences: 

(Message sent Sun 11 Mar 2012, 22:55:49 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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