Christopher Edward Kurzadkowski

Christopher Edward Kurzadkowski, age 63, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 17, 2020 in his home in Houston, Texas succumbing to complications from long-term heart disease. Chris was born on April 30, 1957 in Holyoke, MA to Edward and Denise Kurzadkowski and grew up in Danville, CA. He graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 1975 and joined the U.S. Army immediately following his graduation. After 4 years of active duty service, Chris commissioned into the California Army National Guard based out of Concord, CA and climbed to the rank of Captain until his retirement from his military service. In 1982 he started his first business Light Brigade Hobbies and authored his first book “Engage and Destroy” which was a war game rules and strategy guide for the miniature enthusiast.

During the course of Chris’s business ventures, they took him from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area and lastly to his home in Houston, Texas. Chris took his passion and knowledge from the military and started his final business, Battle Rifle Company, A custom AR Manufacturing company in 2010.

He is preceded in death by both parents Edward and Denise Kurzadkowski, as well as his granddaughter MacKenzie Kurzadkowski. He is survived by his daughter, Kristin Kurzadkowski, two sons, Nickolas and Matthew Kurzadkowski; grandson, Wyatt Kurzadkowski; brother Andrew Kurzadkowski; and sister, Marisha Marucha and Fiancé Michelle Wiggins. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 11:00 am till Noon followed by a Funeral Service at Noon at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598. Police escorts will lead family and friends to Houston National Cemetery, where Full Military Honors and the interment will take place.


  1. My deepest condolences for your family… It was a pleasure to have met your father, as we had an instant connection with the common denominator as “Brother and Sister in Arms”. This is a bond you can not describe… Rest In Peace Sir.

    Gia Sisavath
  2. God Bless you Chris for the true love to shared with Michelle, her children and grandchildren that you also showered with love. Rest in eternal peace.

    Billy and Linda Simmons
  3. Our sincerest condolences to all…May he rest in peace…We love you Kristen…
    The Nelson Family…
    Chris. Karen, Ryan, Trista, Jaxson and Kash

    Karen Nelson
  4. My sincere condolences on your loss. Chris always had time to be kind,whether it was to answer a question or share a joke.
    May the Infinite comfort you and give you peace.

    Phil Castelucci
  5. My condolences to Chris’s family, friends and all who loved him. I could not drive past BR without stopping in. Chris was always so kind to me. I guess he sold me a few things because on one of my stops he handed me a piece of paper saying I was in the BR “gun of the month club”. He had a good sense of humor. He really knew his business from top to bottom. I will miss him.

    Steve Hayden
  6. My deepest condolences to Chris’s family and friends. I will always remember him as a kind and happy guy. He had a great sense of humor that I will truly miss. May the Lord above give you comfort during this time.

    Marianne McBride
  7. Our most sincerest condolences to your family from the Stone’s Gym family in Clear Lake, TX. Chris was a regular here and had made some amazing progress in improving his health and fitness. He was a pleasure to talk to and many will miss him here. Rest in peace Chris, you will be missed.

    The Stones Gym family

  8. Our condolences, Chirs always greeted us with a smile and never missed an opportunity to come out of his office to talk with me and my wife every time we were in the store and always treated us like family. He was one of the first people we met when we moved to Texas and he will be missed.
    Rest in peace.

    Robert and Amanda

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