For Immediate Release from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation
February 22, 2019
Michael “Fiz” Przybylo of Michigan Passes Away
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation was saddened to hear of the passing of Michael “Fiz” Przybylo.
Fiz was a Vietnam Vet serving in the Army and a long-time motorcycle rights freedom fighter. He served on the A.B.A.T.E of Michigan Board of Directors for 30 plus years and he was a long time MRF State Rep for Michigan. Fiz attended the MRF’s Meeting of The Minds conference for over two decades, his dedication, experience, and enthusiasm were an inspiration to all who attended. He owned a bike shop which allowed him to provide valuable insight and resources to the MRF during the Tier 1 and 2 and our custom bike exemption efforts during the EPA’s misguided “Color and Chrome” initiative.
After so many years of dedication and enthusiastic support “Fiz” was awarded the MRF’s highest award, the John “Farmer” Eggers award.
A.B.A.T.E of Michigan, the MRF, and the motorcyclist’s right community will miss him deeply.
Loving father of William (Mae) McQuesten. Grandfather of Penelope and Lukas. Also survived by the love of his life for 25 years, Karen Forsberg and her children Audra Forsberg, Elaine (John) Scamordella, and Jeff Forsberg. He will be missed by his beloved Grand Champion, Kerry Blue Terrier, Blaise. Son of the late Joseph and Betty Przybylo.
Fiz studied mechanical engineering at the University of Louisville while in the Army and later Industrial Education at Eastern Michigan University. He was also a a motorcycle rider safety instructor.
Fiz was an auto designer working contract for all of the major auto companies and owned Fiz’s Customs, a motorcycle repair and customization business.
Fiz was a member of :
ABATE of Michigan (awarded life membership) where he drafted and implemented the Regional Coordinator Program, Motorcycle Rider Foundation (Farmer Award Winner), Ford Restorers Club, Wayne County Republican’s Club (former secretary), Garden City Precinct Delegate, Wolverine Dog Training Club, United States Kerry Blue Terrier Association and proud NRA member.
He was a Viet Nam Vet, serving in the Army where he trained dogs to assist in military service. This is where his true love for dogs and dog training began.
Memorial visitation Saturday, March 2nd, 3 pm – 8 pm with Eulogies at 6 pm at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to ABATE of Michigan, P.O. Box 99, Constantine, MI 49042