POLAND - Prayers will begin Friday morning at 9:20 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church for Aloysius S. Kazmierczak, 87, formerly of Poland, who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., surrounded by his loved ones.
Al was born on March 30, 1931, in Passaic, N.J., a son of the late Michael and Angela (Kurys) Kazmierczak.
He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army as a company clerk, from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. After returning home from the war he enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University earning a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management/Engineering.
Al, and his late wife Dorothy, then moved to Youngstown in 1979 where he proudly worked for over 20 years at Columbiana Foundry. He also assisted in the accounting department for his son Michael's computer software company. Al's most precious memories were spent with his beloved family whom he cherished and adored. He also enjoyed rooting for his favorite baseball team (Giants) and football team (Packers).
He leaves behind his children, Diane Williams of Howland, Dr. Steven C. (Diana) Kazmierczak of Portland, Ore., and Michael J. (Christine) Kazmierczak, of Oak Island, N.C., whom he made his home with the last year of his life; seven grandchildren, Caitlin and Connor Kazmierczak, Amie (Brady) Duncan, Alexa (Andrew) Guman, Taylor Williams, and Jenna and Kelsi Kazmierczak; and five great-grandchildren, Crosby, Clementine and Casper Duncan, and Clara and Raymond Guman.
Besides his parents, Al was preceded in death by the love of his life and best friend, his wife, the late Dorothy Mezger, whom he married on Sept. 28, 1957. Dorothy died on May 4, 2000, after 42 wonderful years spent together. Al was also preceded in death by his sister, Sophie Molnar.
Family and friends may call Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until the time of prayers at 9:20 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Poland Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.