Obituary of Radomir Jan Dvorak
Radomir Jan Dvorak passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Marie Dvorak and children by his side on October 28, 2023 . He was born in Prague, Czech Republic on September 15, 1945. He fell in love with Marie Mayr and married in 1966. They were happily married for 57 years. In 1969 they emigrated to New York to begin a new life together, settling first in White Plains and then on top of a mountain in Kortright, NY. They called it home for over forty years.
Growing up in Prague, Radomir worked in the theater, rang the bell in Prague Castle, studied blacksmithing in art school and apprenticed as a blacksmith. After arriving in NY he followed his passion for mountain climbing in Banff, British Columbia, the Shawangunks in New Paltz and the Adirondacks, often with the family hiking and camping. In 1980 he opened an advertising firm and ran a successful business in NYC for fifteen years before moving to Kortright to focus on his love of blacksmithing, as well as entertaining their many friends and family. His home represents a lifetime's love of ironwork reflecting his wonderful, unparalleled artistry.
Always active and looking for new challenges, he played tennis, golfed with his good friends at Roxbury and taught his children Martina and Hanysh how to ski, ice skate and to enjoy the ocean, and share his passion for adventure. Martina and Hanysh were able to turn that passion created by their father into figure skating and ice hockey coaching careers, happily passing years of knowledge to the children and adults in the local skating community.
Radomir loved to cook with Marie. An open fire outdoors was always his preference, along with mushroom hunting and gardening, but most of all he loved his family and neighbors who became very close friends such as the Hager Family and their sons Ryan, Casey and Trevor. Their unwavering support during a very difficult time reflects the amazing community he had surrounding himself and we are filled with gratitude.
Radomir was generous, loyal, brave, open hearted and kind. He had a thirst for knowledge reflected in his many interests and a library collection on art, history, smithing, architectural design and nature. He balanced his need for solitude in the woods by surrounding himself with the many people he loved and laughed with together.
Radomir was predeceased by Georgia Dvorak (mother) and George Dvorak (father).
He is survived by his beloved wife Marie Dvorak, Martina Dvorak-Grattan (daughter), Hanysh Dvorak (son), Patrick Grattan (son in law) and Annabel Grattan (granddaughter).
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Dvorak family.