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Ronald Joseph Krystofiak

November 15, 1970 — August 14, 2023

Coatesville, Pennsylvania



Ronald Joseph "Rapper" Krystofiak, 52, of Coatesville, PA, passed 
away unexpectedly Monday, August 14, 2023, following a long illness.
He was born in Dunkirk, November 15, 1970, son of Ronald James 
Krystofiak and the late V. Maureen (LaCapra) Krystofiak.
Ronald attended the former St. Hyacinth's School along with Dunkirk 
Senior High School. He was a former parishioner of Blessed Mary 
Angela Parish at St. Hyacinth's.
He served 6 years in the United States Navy aboard various ships.
Following his service, he worked for many years as an Electronics 
Technician Field Engineer at Wallops Island,VA Naval Facility under 
several contractors. Ron made his home nearby, in Pocomoke City, 
MD, where he raised his family. 
We remember Ron as a fun-loving, genuine soul who enjoyed seeing 
people happy
and having a good time. He had a big heart, contagious laugh, was 
generous, and loved to reach out to help others whenever he could. 
He touched many peoples' lives throughout the years. Ron especially 
loved carrying on a conversation on any topic big or small beginning 
at an early age, thus earning his nickname "Rapper".
Surviving in addition to his father are his children Mitchell (Megan) 
Krystofiak of Pocomoke, MD, Matthew Krystofiak
USNAVY in Hawaii, Michael Krystofiak Pocomoke, MD,  and Chelsey 
Krystofiak Pocomoke, MD, siblings Mary (David) Shull Dunkirk, Michelle 
(Anthony) Hamilton of FL,   Kevin (Jennifer) Krystofiak NC, and Heather 
Krystofiak Dunkirk, grandchildren Ethan, Elijah, Emmett, Emberlyn and 
Evelyn all of Maryland, as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, 
great nephews, and his special pet cat "PERRY".
Relatives and friends may call Saturday from 1-3 PM at the R. Mackowiak 
Funeral Home Inc,  56 E Doughty St, where funeral services will be held at 
3 PM. Internment will be private.
Flowers are respectfully declined and Memorials are asked to be made to 
Lake Shore Humane Society, 431 E Chestnut St, Dunkirk, or 
the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council C/o
American Legion Post #62.
Central Ave, Dunkirk.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald Joseph Krystofiak, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

R. Mackowiak Funeral Home

56 E Doughty St, Dunkirk, NY 14048

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