OBITUARY

Kenneth John Bujnowski

September 21, 1948April 3, 2021
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Kenneth John Bujnowski of Frisco, Texas passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2021 of a heart attack. Ken was born on September 21, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Joseph Thomas Bujnowski and Margaret Ruth Kanya. An only child, he was raised by his single mother and her parents, John Kanya and Mary Rapczynski.

Always a religious person, Ken had planned to enter the ministry as a Catholic priest after graduating from Holy Innocents high school. However due to the Vietnam war, he enlisted in the Air Force in 1967 at the age of 17. He became a radar operator and was stationed in Iceland, California, and then the Philippines.

While in California, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he was in the Philippines, he met his future wife, Narcisa Viernes Tejada, at a Church single adults activity. They were married on August 30, 1969 and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They celebrated 50 years together in 2019.

Ken received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in History while working in the aviation industry. In 2014, he retired from Boeing after 23 years and moved from the Seattle area to Frisco, Texas to be near his oldest son and his family.

Ken and Narcisa served together as temple workers in the Seattle and Dallas Temples for over 20 years. After retirement, Ken continued to serve in the Dallas Temple. He also followed his passion for golf, coercing anyone he knew to golf with him.

Ken had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit. He could make anyone laugh. He was also deeply spiritual. He had a firm testimony of Jesus Christ and a tremendous ability to learn and teach gospel principles. He died firm in the faith of Christ. He had a pure love for his family and loved his little dog Rachel dearly.

Ken is survived by his children, Aaron Mark Bujnowski (Julie Patrice), John Kenneth Bujnowski (Aunna Mary), and Anne Kim Hartshorn, and his grandchildren, Breanna Lauren Argyle (Tanner McKay), Liam Jett Bujnowski, Caitlin Elizabeth Bujnowski, Corbin John Bujnowski, and Clara Marie Bujnowski.

For those who cannot travel due to COVID restrictions, the funeral service will be broadcast via Zoom. Please see the service information below for the link, Zoom Meeting ID: 944 8612 5847 Passcode: 988561

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Donnie Carnahan

April 9, 2021

I worked with Ken for several years at the golf course and I’ll always remember his quirky sense of humor, our friendly political discussions and his complete disgust at himself when he scratched the paint on a club. That really bothered him. He was a funny guy.

Ken, I’m sorry I wasn’t able to say goodbye in person. I know you are in a good place and I’m glad I knew you!

Lisa West

April 9, 2021

Since Ken was an only child, he would spend weekends at our house and was considered part of our family. He had his own bed, referred to as the “roll-away bed.” I remember playing “church” together and Ken was always the priest. Ken and my sister Debbie were especially close, Debbie being only 5 years younger, meaning they fought like siblings. My brother Mark and I, 12 and 11 years younger than Ken, safely observed the drama. We all grieved deeply when Ken left home to join the Air Force right out of high school. My mother, Ken’s Aunt Dot, would listen to the Bobby Vinton’s song “Mr. Lonely” and cry, missing her soldier. She always referred to Ken as “our Kenneth.” We treasured the few years when Ken, Sisa, and Aaron moved back to Pittsburgh for Ken to attend the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. You will be missed dear cousin.

Sally Jones

April 8, 2021

Ken always loved his dog Rachel and my dog Meimei.

Mark Moshell

April 7, 2021

Ken & I played many rounds of golf on multiple metroplex courses over the last 4 years. We had many conversations, on a variety of topics. Ken was interested in a wide range of subjects, and we never had a shortage of discussion. My career was as an engineer, Ken’s was in aviation, so we often had technical discussions. I learned a few things about airplane construction, among other things.

It is said that friendship is often founded on sharing common interests and activities together. Ken served in the USAF, as do my older son and daughter-in-law. He liked playing new & different golf courses, as do I. He and I both worked for multiple employers, in several states, in volatile industries. He also has a deep love of his family, his church and his relationship with God.

I will miss Ken’s steady humor, and his love of laughter. For me, this is not “Goodbye”, but “Until we meet again, my friend.”

Matthew 25: 21.
His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!”

EricD and Donna Harris

April 6, 2021

Ken was a good neighbor and his help to design and implement our Neighborhood Holiday Display was one of my favorite memories.

Ken served our community as a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain and as Chair of our Neighborhood Committee. We will miss you, Ken.

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