Euclid Honors Outgoing LCA President
The Lakeland Civic Association expressed its gratitude to its president of twenty-four years, Mary Czyzycki. At its April 12 meeting. Euclid mayor Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail presented the honoree with a City Proclamation recognizing Mary for her many years of commitment and service to the City. The mayor was introduced by Ward Six Councilman John Wojtila who represents the LCA neighborhood and who spoke admiringly of Mrs Czyzycki's lifelong activism in Euclid and of his personal affection for her and the work they have done together over the years.
The April meeting was well attended by LCA members and by several members of Mrs Czyzycki's family.
Mayor Holzheimer-Gail's Proclamation recounted the highlights of Mary Czyzycki's achievements as an active Euclid citizen.
Mary grew up on in Euclid with brothers Charles and Walter and parents Ralph and Ida Hill. Father Ralph was a Euclid councilman, recreation commissioner, and American Legion member. Mary Hill attended Shore High School in Euclid and was inducted into its Sports Hall of Fame. She later attended Arcadia University where she was inducted into its Sports Hall of Fame.
Mary began her teaching career at Grand Valley High School in Orwell where she met and married Edward Czyzycki. She, Ed, and daughters Ann and Jean moved to Birch Avenue in Euclid where they added Joan, Nancy, and John to the family. Mary returned to education, teaching physical education at St. Williams School in whose combined parish with St Roberts she is still active.
Mary took on the leadership role in the Lakeland Civic Association in 1995 and continues to organize many of its efforts.
Mary's daughter Ann Paratore recounted a story of the family's amazement a few years ago when Mary was in the process of repainting the neighborhood's fading red fire hydrants in spite of a reminder that she was in her eighties. That task, among other association activities are being taken up by generous association members and trustees.
LCA will miss Mary's capable leadership along with the energy she provided and many association tasks she organized and performed. With Mary's continued presence and counsel LCA will continue as an active body of neighbors with concern for one another and as a voice within Euclid and the wider region. Hardly a farewell, the Lakeland Civic Association's recognition of Mary Czyzycki's decades of work serves as a commitment to continue all that she developed and maintained.