Acton - Theodore “Ted” Joseph Kryzak Jr., age 66, passed peacefully on March 26, 2022, due to complications of traumatic brain injury, caused by a fall earlier this year.
He was born in Natick, Massachusetts on May 24, 1955, son of the late Theodore and Pauline (Keefe) Kryzak. After graduating from Newton High School, he became an electrician, and he worked at naval bases in Hawaii and Portsmouth, NH.
Ted then pursued a career in teaching, with his technical background and love of farming leading him to find a passion for teaching and learning in non-traditional school settings. He was voted Maine Agriculture Teacher of the Year in 2010.
He was deeply dedicated to his town, serving on the School Committee in 2009. From 2010 - 2016 he served on the Board of Selectman. Since 2018 he has been Maine State Legislator proudly serving Acton, Lebanon, and parts of Shapleigh. During his tenure, he served on the Taxation, Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committees.
Ted loved reading, camping, horseback riding, and his Collie dogs.
He is survived by siblings Patricia Kryzak, Anthony Kryzak, and Pamela Vaccari, all of Massachusetts and predeceased by sister Gail Lang. Ted also leaves behind his four children, Cassie Kryzak, John Kryzak, Heather Kryzak, and Jesse Kryzak, and his three grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday April 2nd at 10:30am at the Acton Town Hall (35 H Road, Acton, ME 04001).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, an account established with Ted’s support as a Selectman to help Acton residents with unforeseen situations in their life.
Donations payable to -
Town of Acton N.H.N.
In Memory of Theodore J. Kryzak Jr.
35 H Road
Acton, Maine 04001
Arrangements have been entrusted to Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton, www.mainefuneral.com