Stan Kwiatkowski, a talented, dependable, and kind-hearted co-worker, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 62. Stan is survived by his wife Barbara and his four children Sebastian, Patricia, Lesley and Christopher. Stan, born in Poland, moved to the United States to perfect his skills as a craftsman. In March 1990, John Czarnik first hired Stan to work for LINK as a Mill Hand in Detroit, and he later transferred to LINK headquarters in Plymouth in 1997.
Stan was a dedicated worker and his expertise and competence was widely recognized throughout the company. The level of mastery in his skills was reflected in the work he produced. We are greatly honored to have had Stan as part of our LINK family for 26 years. Stan’s current supervisor, Dan Closser Sr., remembers Stan as “one of the best machinists I have ever worked with”. Not only a talented craftsman, Stan was also a great mentor to some of his co-workers and was always happy to help out whether it meant working extra hours or sharing his tricks of the trade.
LINK’s President Matthew Link, remembers Stan as “a loyal, dedicated worker and a good friend to many.” Matthew stated: “I will miss the warm smile Stan had each time I spoke with him. We are extremely grateful to have had Stan as part of our team. It is a tremendous loss for us.” It is people like Stan who have made Link Engineering Company what it is today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kwiatkowski family.
Stan (2nd from the right) with the Link family at a ceremony celebrating his 20 years of service.