Paul Ciszek Memorial & Celebration of Life

When: Sun, Jan 29, 2023 at 12:00pm

Secular Hub
254 Knox Ct.
Denver, co, 80219

Please join us on Sunday, January 29th at Noon for a Memorial and Celebration of Life for Hub Member Paul Ciszek who passed away on November 4, 2022 at the age of 57 from heart failure and stroke. He was a kind and beloved member of our community who will be remembered for his quick wit and fine mind.

Paul was born on May 5, 1965 and lived parts of his life in Iowa, Michigan, New York and Massachusetts, although Colorado was his primary place of residence and by far his favorite. As a teen and young man in Evergreen, he enjoyed the beauty of nature and loved to hike in the mountains. Paul was born with a happy disposition, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a great booming a cappella singing voice. These made him an entertaining person whose presence will be forever missed by his friends and family.

Paul graduated from Evergreen Senior High School in 1983 and went on to the Colorado School of Mines for a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics and attended Cornell University for a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics with Electrical Engineering minor. Paul's career focused on the characterization and analysis of electronic materials and devices, particularly those used in the rapidly advancing field of photovoltaic solar energy conversion. He was part of the team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that officially documented the efficiency of a wide range of solar cell materials as they were being developed.

Paul's interests and hobbies included photography, geology (particularly crystal morphology), computer technology (as a member of one of the oldest computer clubs - The 6502 Group) and science fiction. He was a long term member of the Denver Area Science Fiction Association and the technically oriented Denver Mad Scientist's Club.

Paul is survived by his partner Annette Stroud, parents Ted and Dorothy Ciszek, sister Deborah Ciszek, brother Andrew Ciszek, uncle William Grose II, aunts Linda Grose and Marjorie (Grose) Ceran, and numerous cousins.

We remember him as a kind and social man with an amazing depth of knowledge on numerous topics and a generous heart that failed too soon.

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