Kwiatkoski, Leonard Joseph
Birth: Friday, November 21, 1930 in Riggsville, Michigan
Residence: Broomes Island, Maryland
Death: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 86
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Leonard Joseph Kwiatkoski Sr., 86, of Broomes Island peacefully passed away after a short illness November 11, 2017. Len was born in Riggsville, MI on November 21, 1930 to Anthony Kwiatkoski and Florence Shea Kwiatkoski. Len joined the Army at an early age and advanced quickly. He traveled widely in Europe and the States with the Army Corps of Engineers. After discharge, Len worked various jobs as project manager, foreman, superintendent of construction. He also worked on the construction of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant.
Len bought a marina in 1971 which he owned and operated for years, never advertising. Len's Marina started out small but over the years and with the partnership of his son expanded to what is now a popular and growing marina. Len retired from the marina business, however never left. The marina was always his heart, soul, pride and joy.
Len, Ski, Pol, or Popski, whatever nickname you called him, loved his family and friends. They meant the world to him. As the mainstay, go to, man of many talents on the island, all flocked to him young and old, children, neighbors, and boaters. He could fix anything from boats, wells, heat, as well as aide in building renovations. Many friends and customers come back years later with their kids and friends introducing the "legend" of the island and bragging on the good times they had at Len's. He always had a story or joke to share.
Len loved to fish, bar hop, read voraciously, playing cards, and just visit with friends and family. He taught the grandkids, their friends and neighbor kids card games. While playing cards with the kids he taught them the ways of the world. He loved visitors at any time of the day or night. He was a dedicated, hard working and strong man. The kind they do not make anymore.
Len is survived by his loving partner Marie Otley, Janice Kwiatkoski, brother Ralph and his wife Debby, sons Dennis (Bub) and his partner Paula Tucker, Lenny and his wife Shannon, 9 grandchildren Jessica, Bambi, Samantha, Billy, Reza, James, Ryan, Ty and Mia, and 8 great grandchildren Bailey, Carley, Nateley, Camryn, Karleigh, Finley, Dominic and Ashton. His son Anthony preceded him in death.
Per Len's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Calvert Hospice in his name.