Thomas James Abczynski of Broken Arrow, OK, died Feb. 4, 2021, after an acute illness and hospitalization in Oklahoma City, OK.
His family is heartbroken from this unexpected loss.
Thomas was a talented visual artist, best known for his elaborate drawings and paintings of Aliens (movie franchise), and Halo video game characters. He was a longtime, avid gamer, and followed politics and current events closely. He also enjoyed hunting and target shooting, flying radio-controlled airplane and helicopter models, and drone flying.
He was devoted to his friendly family of sun conures (Tango, Jorge, and Ricky) and dove Dory, who will be lovingly cared for in his absence.
We will miss his tender heart, wicked sense of humor, his belief in fairness and justice for all, and intelligent insights on life.
Thomas had chronic, debilitating health challenges, beginning in childhood, which caused him deep suffering over the years. He is now free from pain and at peace.
Thomas is survived by his father, Janusz Abczynski; mother Melanie (Swierski) Abczynski; sister Becky Abczynski; uncle Michael B. Swierski and partner Nelly Youngman of Hyattsville, MD; and uncle Krzysztof Abczynski and wife Wiesia of Lancaster, NY.
He is preceded in death by all four grandparents: Jozef Abczynski and Maria (Marchelewicz) Abczynska of Poland, James David Swierski, Sr. of Buffalo, NY, and May Viola (Becker) Fruehauf of Hagerstown, MD.
In accordance with his wishes, Thomas's cremains will be scattered by family members at his favorite duck hunting spot this spring.
Anyone wishing to honor Thomas's life is welcome to perform an act of kindness for someone else or donate to a charity that helps children.