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Eugene "Gene" Kraszewski

Born: Sat., Jun. 4, 1932
Died: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 31, 2020
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 01, 2020
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish

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Eugene "Gene" Kraszewski, 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 27, 2020. He was born on June 4, 1932 in Akron to the late Stephen & Anne (Malik) Kraszewski and lived most of his life in the area.  Gene graduated from Akron North High School in 1950 and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus N E Akron Council No. 3529 and St. Anthony Church.

Gene enjoyed gardening, especially his rose garden. He was a recorder of family memories with his photographs and 8mm home movies. He was the “Eggman” of Creighton Ave. for many years.  Gene was a man of faith, a family man and great role model for his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Leonard; sisters Lucille (Steve) Pogorzelski, Betty (Bud) Mutchler, and nephews Stephen Pogorzelski and John Pogorzelski.

Gene is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol; children, Rev. Thomas Kraszewski, Karen (Serafino) Piermarini, Kathy (Joe) Rinaldi, Christopher (Sarah) Kraszewski; grandchildren; Mariette (Joe)Vitti, Serafino (Brittany) Piermarini, Christopher Piermarini and April Hoeffluer, Pellegrino (Hallie) Piermarini, Domenico Piermarini, Jennifer Rinaldi, Nicholas Rinaldi, Julia Rinaldi, William Kraszewski;  great-grandchildren; Rosalina Vitti and Joseph Vitti; sister-in-law Evelyn Garver; and many nieces and nephews. Lifelong friend and “twin”, Tom Michalec.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, 83 Mosser Pl., Akron, OH.  Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 N. Main St. Akron, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 83 Mosser Pl., Akron OH 44310 or the Daughters of Divine Charity, 39 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303.


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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Larry & Mary Vavro, OFS
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Our sincere sympathy on your loss of a very good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with both your family and Mr. Krasziewski.

Blessed repose and eternal memory.

The Vavro's

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