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Edward James Kamaski dies at 89

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Edward James Kamaski, of Burns Harbor, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at his daughter’s home in Portage. He was 89.

He was born Aug. 30, 1918 in Chicago, the son of Frank and Mary (Wochoviak) Kamaski, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frances in 1984.

Ed is survived by four children, Angie (Gene) Kulakowski, of Portage, Donna Thornton, of Chesterton, Alan (Bette) Kamaski, of Chesterton and Jerry Kamaski of California, seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Bushore and Dorothy Clem.

He was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ashley Goodwin in 2004; three brothers, Louis, Joe and Frank Kamaski and two sisters, Estelle Baran and Laura Powloski.

Ed was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army, and received two Bronze Stars. Ed served directly under General Patton, 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.

He retired from USX Gary where he was a craneman with 41 years service. He enjoyed working in his garden and with roses each year.

A Mass of Christian Burial, Fr. Lawrence Heeg officiating, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. by Porter V.F.W. Post 2511 followed by Rosary at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be given to Porter County Visiting Nurse Association, or to the VNA Horton Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso.

For more information, please call White-Love Funeral Home, 926-1309.

 

Posted 12/5/2007