Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI


Leo Edward Gajewski

August 10, 1950March 17, 2020

Of Parma, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the age of 69. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Angela Gajewski. Leo will be greatly missed and always dearly loved by his daughter, Michelle Gajewski; grandchildren, Jasmine Gajewski, Adrienne Gajewski and Alexander Peterson; brother, Ben Gajewski and sisters, Kathleen Herman and Jill Secord; various nephews, nieces and cousins. He was born to Leo and Beverly (Vail) Gajewski on August 10, 1950 in Jackson, Michigan. After graduating St. John's high school, Leo served in the United States Marine Corps. After his Honorable discharge he returned to Jackson and worked at Good Year and later as a Corrections Officer for the State Prison. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends, cooking his homemade chili and breakfast, and took delight in his own culinary creations for many years. Leo was a kind, loving and compassionate man and had a very amicable nature. As an honorable and caring individual, he showed this by always doing what he needed to do for his family, friends and colleagues. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place at a later date.


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Leo Edward Gajewski

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Sue DeChant

March 21, 2020

Dear Kathy and Jill,
I graduated from St John's with Leo. I remember him being laid back, fun, devil-may-care as guys in high school in the 60s were. We didn't hang out in the same groups a lot but I have good memories of him. I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Leo.

Scott Seburg

March 21, 2020

Leo was very kind and easy going and always had time to chat you up if you ran into him around town. He was a good mentor at the prison to the new officers when we hired in always treating us with respect. R.I.P. Leo.

Tina Poland

March 20, 2020

Was such A GREAT guy, so many good memories hanging out and kick'in it at the school. Prayers to his Family 👃

Curtis Beard

March 20, 2020

RIP, missed the talks and the sausages on Saturday mornings while we watched the gym. I'll keep the family in my prayers.

Philip Jablonski

March 20, 2020

Not surprised about his cooking and love of food.When we were in grade school we used to ride our bikes down to a restaurant on Michigan Ave. And have hambuger eating contests. He is missed,but will have memories of good times with him.

Troy Casad

March 20, 2020

Little Leo,
You will be sadly missed. I will always have the fond memories, of the times we share. Let's see those bubbles. Farewell my friend.

dennis niciporek

March 20, 2020

I met Leo in 2nd grade at St. Joseph school. We have fished together and both worked at Goodyear as well at the Department of Corrections. You were always a trusted friend. You will be greatly missed. RIP my brother.

Bob and Sue Potter

March 20, 2020

So very sorry to hear Leo is gone. We worked with him for many years. Leo always had an encouraging and kind attitude and was a pleasure to have as a friend...he will be missed.

Don Divish

March 20, 2020

Leo gave me kind words and good advice when I was just starting in the MDOC. Rest In Peace buddy

Vince Dragonetti

March 20, 2020

Very sorry to hear this news as I knew some of the family in my past. Praying for him and all of you.