OBITUARY

Valentine Francis Kujawa

December 25, 1924January 22, 2021
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Valentine Francis “Bill” Kujawa, 96, died at home in the Hamilton section of Baltimore on January 22, 2021. Born in the Canton section of Baltimore on December 25, 1924. Beloved husband of the late Doris (Ewing) Kujawa. He is survived by his sons William (Kathleen), Robert, Thomas (Joan), John (Linda), James (Paula) and Joseph; and daughters Jean Mattingly (Gene) and Nancy Kujawa. Also survived by his sister Theresa Bryant and brother Thomas Kujawa. He was predeceased by his parents Francis and Anna Kujawa, brothers Frank and Joseph, and sisters Dorothy Kowalewski and Anna Woke. Also survived by ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and many loving relatives and friends. As a member of the US Army, he served in the European Theater during World War II, landing at Normandy on D-Day plus one. After the war he worked at Western Electric, followed by a 40-year career at the C&P Telephone Company. It was at the telephone company that he met and fell in love with Doris Ewing; they married in 1947 and enjoyed 50 years together before her death in 1997. Bill served the Kiwanis Club for many years, assuming the position of President. His hobbies included gardening, for which he was known for his brilliant roses; growing magnificent fruit trees, especially apples and peaches; and his home building additions which he completed to accommodate his growing family. He also was an avid genealogist, researching and documenting the family history. Late in life, he became a self-published author of books that addressed topics such as growing up in Baltimore during the depression; serving in the army during World War II in Europe; and the meeting, falling in love and marrying his wife Doris.

Private family services will be held at the Charles S. Zeiler & Son, 6224 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 11:00am. Family and friends are welcomed to watch the services livestream on the Charles S. Zeiler & Son funeral home Facebook Page. Interment services will follow at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Valentine's name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at www.stjude.org Condolences may be left for the family at www.charlesszeiler.com.

You can view the Funeral Service virtually on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. It will be livestreamed to the Charles S. Zeiler and Son's Facebook page, or at www.charlesszeiler.com on Mr. Kujawa's webpage. The recording will start at 10:45 AM, you will not see anything on the Facebook page or website until that time. The graveside service will also be able to be viewed virtually as a separate recording.

Services

  • Virtual Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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  • Virtual Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Nick & Jeri Delambo

January 28, 2021

The service yesterday was beautiful.

Fernando/Kimberly Rodriguez

January 26, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to the Kujawa family and friends. Prayers are with you as you celebrate a magnificent life.

Fernando and Kimberly Rodriguez

Priscilla Overstreet

January 26, 2021

I cherish the memory of my favorite uncle and told him he was and remains my favorite uncle - so solid in his endeavors in the areas of community and country, career, and family. His good-natured ways inspired warmth and wonder in me. It is only fitting that his Christmas birthday and his Valentine first name echo my love of both holidays , being on a par with my love for Bill Kujawa.
Priscilla Ewing Overstreet

Glenn Deuchler

January 25, 2021

Bill was one of my supervisors early in my career at what was then C&P Telephone. When I think of Bill, the image that always comes to mind is a kind, patient gentleman, a good man. I never remember Bill losing his patience, raising his voice, or being angry. He was always a calming influence for our work group, and exhibited the attitude and demeanor that we should aspire to. Although I worked with Bill for several years, I learned much about the non-work side of Bill in the obituary. Like Bill, my Dad also landed at Normandy shortly after D-Day, and it was an experience that he never forgot, nor would he willingly discuss them. My thanks to Bill for his sacrifice to our country; I can only imagine what he and the others endured. His family is in our prayers during this time of loss and grief; I know he will be missed and lovingly remembered.

Carlene Russell

January 24, 2021

Dear Kujawa Family , So sad to learn that your dad has passed away . Will always hold fond memories of being your next door neighbor on Carter Avenue for 27 years ! What I remember most about your dad was his gentle,calm demeanor ,his respect for your mom and the beautiful gardens he raised !
I admired him greatly ! This world needs more people like your dad !
Love to all !
Carlene and Bill Russell

Raymond Ewing

January 24, 2021

Sorry to hear about Uncle Bill may he R.I.P. Uncle Bill will be missed.

Tom Kujawa

January 24, 2021

Dad you will be missed. Thank you for the fun memories and for providing a loving & stable home for the family, for loving Mom and being her life partner, for your guidance and incredible knowledge that you shared with us, for sharing the many stories of your life, for your playful and unusual sense of humor, for the many nostalgic songs you sung. Thank you for being DAD (PopPop) to our family.

RIP – enjoy the journey and kiss Mom for us.

Love Tom & Joan

Nick Jeri Delambo

January 24, 2021

May Bill rest in peace. Love and prayers and sympathy to all the family,

your cousin,

Nick & wife Jeri

Paula Kujawa

January 23, 2021

Dad, I will Always Remember Your Beautiful Smile, Your Heart of Gold, Your Sunshine that lit up a Room and Most of All the Love For All Your Family! May God Bless You Dad! Love You Forever! Paula ❤️🇺🇸❤️

Carol Osterman

January 23, 2021

Fred and I would like to share our condolences to the family of Bill Kujawa.Bill was ,above all,an outstanding person to his family.He was always so dear to me.When my dad passed away he was standing at the steps to greet me after the church service. I will never forget that.He only met my dad a few times but he had so much respect for family ,he said he needed to be there. I have always remembered that day even though it has been twenty years.Even though we are not able to be there in person we will be doing a virtual watch.
Love Always,Fred and Carol

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