Daniel Mioduszewsi, age 80, of Rio Communities, passed away on July 9, 2022.
Daniel was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Walter and Emily Mioduszewski. He has one younger brother, Jerry Mioduszewski.
Dan met his wife, Carol Fey, at Penn State University, marrying her Sept. 10, 1966. They had 56 happy years together. They have two daughters, Christine and Amy, and one son, Luke.
Dan acquired his doctorate in physics at Penn State University and taught at Lawrence Technological University his entire career. He enjoyed teaching, music, singing in the church choir, participating in a ham radio club and traveling. Dan was actively involved at Gesu Church in Detroit before moving to New Mexico 12 years ago to be closer to his grandchildren.
He had a wonderful, boisterous laugh everyone recognized. Every year during the holiday season he would let his beard grow out, because he loved being mistaken for Santa Claus.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Mioduszewski; his brother, Jerry Mioduszewski; sister-in-law, Jennifer; two daughters, Christine and Amy; son, Luke; son-in-law, Ralph; five grandchildren, Jessica, Tristan, Ben, Adrian and Zoe; and a great-grandchild on the way, Malina.
We will miss you tremendously and will see you again in heaven some day. Love you.
A visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 29, at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. A Funeral Mass will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at noblin.com.
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