KULIG, Joseph John, age 88. Entered into rest Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Son of the late Mary and Joseph. Beloved husband of Patricia Ann (nee Zajac) for 51 years. Loving father of Joe (Lorraine) Kulig and Deborah (Marc) Letourneau. Proud grandfather of Mitch and Jacob. Brother of the late George (Annette), Valerie Oberaitis (Edward, deceased), and the late John (Barbara, deceased) and (companion, Rose). Dear uncle of Kathy, Mike, Tony, Jim, the late Josette, Teresa, Joseph, Joey and Fr. Chris.
Joseph was a Benedictine alumni, WWII Army Veteran, also serving in occupied Japan, a Parma Fireman, and member of Roofer Local 44. He volunteered at Brecksville VA and Holy Family Home, and belonged to St. Columbkille Holy Name Society, Padre Pio Prayer Group and the Polish Legion of American Veterans. He was an avid swimmer, softball and basketball coach, and enjoyed golf and the outdoors.
Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge and Snow) Sunday from 3-7 p.m.
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Messages of Condolence
I know how special your dad was & how much you loved him. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time.
May you Rest in Peace. Prayers for the family. He is with the Lord now.
Dear Joe , Lori and Jacob. You have our deepest sympathies on the death of your Dad. We will be thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace in your days ahead. Consider this message a great big hug of love. Love and Blessings Rick and Penny
Dear family, We are saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. We were acquainted with him through the Polish Legion of American Veterans USA and his volunteering at the now-closed Brecksville Veterans Medical Center. Joe was a good man who was kind to everyone, and he always spoke lovingly of his wife Patricia. We have also observed him in rosary recitation with a group at the Holy Family Home. He was always smiling and friendly. May God grant him a special place in the hereafter.
Sincerely, Dolores Leibold-Kruzer and husband Richard Kruzer
Dear Family..I am sad to hear of Joe’s passing…I will miss seeing him everyday..driving by and waving. He has always been a friendly and cheerful man…I hope you are all doing well.
Debbie, I always ask you Dad how you are doing…
West Ridge Drive
Joe and Deb:
It’s been many years and many miles but I have good memories of Joe Sr.
My condolences to you both.
Sharon Kisiel (previously Kisel)