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Hayes' Paradowski Passes Away

Published October 13, 2010

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Andrew Paradowski, Hayes Bicycle Group technical service and warranty manager, passed away unexpectedly last week. He was 41 and had been with Hayes since 2002.

Paradowski was an incredible person who left a smile on anyone’s face who was lucky enough to engage him in conversation. He had friends in the bicycle industry throughout the world. A lot of people might have thought he had the worst job at Hayes because if his phone rang, it was most likely someone with a problem. Paradowski, however, didn’t see it that way. He loved to solve problems, large and small, and was always able to provide well thought out, intelligent solutions to issues in business and in life. Paradowski was happy to offer his unbiased and unwavering support to anyone in need. It was impossible for him to say “no."

Paradowski loved bicycles and enjoyed the business of servicing them, according to a press release. He amassed a great private collection of not only fine bikes but also a master’s tool collection. Outside of bikes Paradowski was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed spending time with his nephew and was actively involved in his local Masonic lodge as a Shrine Mason. He never missed a good card game and could make a White Russian that kept you warm on a cold Milwaukee day. He will forever be remembered as “The Voice of Hayes."

Paradowski will always be remembered and deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure and honor of knowing him.

He is survived and sadly missed by his parents Dick and Judy Paradowski, his sister Ronna Paradowski, his nephew and godson Ian Hinton, his aunt Linda (Otto) Pischke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Shriners Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707, The American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin, 2600 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, the Boy Scouts of America, Potawatomi Area Council, 804 Bluemound Rd., Waukesha, WI 53188.

If you would like to send a card, please send to Hayes Bicycle Group, c/o Andy Paradowski Memorial, 5800 W. Donges Bay Rd. and we will see that his family receives them.

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