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2017-02-23 / Obituaries

Kevin A. Przybyl, paramedic, firefighter, dispatcher

Przybyl Przybyl Kevin A. Przybyl, 37, of Lancaster, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

Originally from West Seneca, Mr. Przybyl was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. He was a 1998 graduate of West Seneca East High School. He spent most of his life serving in emergency services.

At age 14, he joined the Boy Scouts of America Emergency Medical Services Explorer Post at the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He became a certified Emergency Medical Technician at the age of 18 and attended Erie Community College where he completed a certificate in paramedic technology.

Mr. Przybyl began work with Twin City Ambulance Service as a paramedic and a public safety 9-1-1 dispatcher for the West Seneca Police Department. He was a volunteer with the Union Fire Company and the Lancaster Ambulance Corps., where he met his wife, Michele.

In 2005, he and his family moved to St. Cloud, Florida, where he continued his work in emergency services as a dispatcher with the Osceola County Sheriff’s

Office and the Kissimmee Police Department. He also worked at Disney World, where he was able to enjoy being a bass fishing guide.

Mr. Przybyl founded the Kevin A. Przybyl Breathe Easy Foundation, which helped families with the cost of fighting cystic fibrosis.

He was fortunate enough to receive a double lung transplant in 2013. In 2015, he moved to Lancaster and worked for the West Seneca and Depew police departments. He was also a firefighter and EMT with the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association and an EMT for Mercy Flight.

Mr. Przybyl is survived by his wife, Michele; one child, Casey; and his parents, Anthony and Barbara. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 17 from St. Gabriel’s Church. Arrangements were made by the Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapels, Inc. Memorials may be made to Unyts or Mercy Flight.

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