Gerald "Jerry" D. Kurek

Born: Wed., Jun. 10, 1931
Died: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 09, 2020
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Mon., Aug. 10, 2020
Location: St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Mon., Aug. 10, 2020
Location: St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

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Gerald (Jerry) D. Kurek, 89, of Toledo, passed away on August 6, 2020.  Born on June 10, 1931 to Dominic (Danny) and Lucy (Pluciniczak) Kurek in Toledo, Jerry graduated from Jesup W. Scott High School and went on to serve his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Air Force.  An excellent baseball player in his youth, Jerry was chosen for his base’s softball team, allowing him to spend some of his service time traveling the world to compete against other base teams, ultimately winning the Armed Forces championship.
  Upon returning from the war he took employment with the City of Toledo, retiring from the streets, sidewalks, and engineering department after 32 years of devoted service.  During the early part of his retirement years he worked as a starter/ranger (and social butterfly) at Spuyten Duyval Golf Course, giving him an opportunity to combine two lifelong passions - golf and making people laugh.
  Jerry was a member of the American Legion Przybylski Post 642.  He enjoyed vacationing at Devil’s Lake, golfing, bowling, and watching the Mud Hens, Tigers, Indians, Buckeyes and Browns, and especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  Gerald was preceded in death by his loving wife, Miriam, and brother, Arnie.  Surviving are his sons, Dan and David Kurek; daughters, Melanie Kurek and Melissa (Martin) Ramirez; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and many extended family and friends.
  Visitation with social distancing will be held on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020 at St. Hyacinth Church at 10:30 a.m. where friends may visit after 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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Rev. Edward Schleter
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
To the kurek
I was happy to see Jerry and Miriam every year at the priests anniversary mass with Father Marty. He had a happy spirit and a friendly way
Signs of God's Spirit
May he find God's mercy and eternal life with the Risen Christ
Fr Ed Schleter

Kay Chirgott
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020

To Ramirez Family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. He must have been a very good man to raise such a nice family. May he rest in peace.
Kay Chirgott

Thomas R. Holewinski
   Posted Sun August 09, 2020
I wish to send my condolences to the sons and daughters of Jerry Kurek. I knew him from the "old neighborhood" playing ball at Scott Park. He was a good ball player and loved sports. I was a little younger and was the age of his brother Arnie.

Janice Stockman
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was quite a character. Never a dull moment.

Candy (Fisher) Dudley
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Dear Kurek family,
We were neighbors for 10 years - Willys Pkwy./Berdan. We could always count on your dad to be on the porch, watching the neighborhood. He always made us laugh; and, your mom was a sweetheart. We’re so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

The Fisher/Dudley family

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