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Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA

OBITUARY

Gregory S Kuzniewski Jr.

January 29, 1970July 22, 2020
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Gregory S. Kuzniewski, Jr., age 50, of Arlington, Virginia, was taken from this earth on July 22, 2020.

Greg was born in Beaufort, South Carolina to Gregory and Lorraine Kuzniewski on January 29, 1970. As the son of a Marine Corps family, he lived in several states and overseas. As such, he started high school in Yuma, Arizona and finished in Yokosuka, Japan. Greg attended the University of San Diego on an AROTC Scholarship and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He was commissioned in 1992 in the U.S. Army, served as a Signal Officer in Germany and was Honorably Discharged in 1996. He eventually became a small business/disabled veteran entrepreneur in government contracting for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He had a vibrant personality who loved everyone he met and had the uncanny ability to make deep personal connections with those whomever he touched.. Greg loved his family, country, athletics, music but most of all, his Catholic faith. He was a true patriot and devout Christian.

Greg is survived by his parents Lori and Greg, his brother Chris, sister-in-law Kristy, his niece Ellie, niece and God-daughter Anna, and nephew Zak.

Pallbearers will be Greg Kuzniewski, Chris Kuzniewski, Richard Kuzniewski, Matt Kuzniewski, Peter Kuzniewski, Michael Dean, Johnathon Dailey, Gary Lambersten and Zak Kain-Kuzniewski

Visitation will be Wednesday July 29th from 3:30-7:00 at Demaine’s Funeral Home in Springfield, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held Thursday July 30th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raymond of Penafort Roman Catholic Church, 8750 Pohick Road, Springfield, Virginia with Father De Celles officiating. Burial will follow at Quantico National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, Virginia.

Greg was an incredibly likable person with a heart of gold, and will be greatly missed by so many of his family and friends.

Lastly, in lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Washington Children's Hospital White Hat organization (www.whitehatusa.org) where every dollar contributed benefits children in need of medical attention. Greg was on the advisory board for this worthy charitable organization.

The family of Greg wish to extend our sincere thanks to all of our family and friends who have reached out to offer their condolences and support during this difficult time. We accept that this is part of God’s plan and know our lovable Greg is in a better place.

Join the visitation live at https://www.facebook.com/147261865332696

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

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Claudia Dunne

August 1, 2020

This was one of Greg’s favorite views… It was from the top of the Christ the Redeemer mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in Jan 2014. We stayed up there for hours!

You now have an even better view, G, as you undoubtedly will be watching over all of us… and sending many signs to reassure us! 💖🙏

Claudia Dunne

August 1, 2020

We all returned from your Committal Service and quickly changed into our jeans with holes all over, slipped into our flip flops, and blasted the stereo!

“Wait, what?” 😘

Rest In Peace, Greggie! 🙏 Forever in our hearts! ❤️

Kathy Gordon

August 1, 2020

Dear Lori and Greg,
Our deepest sympathy and love are with you and your family at this very sad time. We will always remember Greg for his kindness and welcoming hugs every time we met. We are praying that God gives you strength, comfort and peace at this most difficult time and in the days ahead.
With love, Kathy, Alex and Matt

Sharon Dean

August 1, 2020

Greggie was a very kind hearted and gregarious man. He always lit up a room and was very kind to others. He attended my sons graduation and always had a kind word to say about others. He will truly be missed.

Bik Guliani

July 30, 2020

One of Greg’s favorite words , “stud” and one of his Most overused phrases we reminisced on yesterday “Wait, what?”

Greg, you win for longest voicemails and longest text messages ever sent.

In the words of Led Zeppelin, “Ramble on”

Bik Guliani

July 30, 2020

Greg loved physical fitness ....running, biking, snowboarding.... We did a lot of these activities together and often for charitable causes. Greg also liked his post workout celebrations, apres, etc. This is us after cycling 108 miles in July heat for Autism Speaks to then spend the weekend in Dewey Beach. Cheers to you, Greg. Enjoy your magic carpet ride!!!

Harriet Yancey

July 30, 2020

Dear Lori and Greg,
Our hearts go out to you. Nobody should ever have to lose a child. I know what a wonderful son Greg, Jr. was and from reading the memories, he was such a wonderful friend to many. While you were at Glen Forest, he was right there with you volunteering his time selflessly. What a wonderful, caring spirit he had. Words simply can not express the sorrow we feel for you right during this dark time. “ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor demons, nether the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the Love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord”. May you be comforted by the words of St. Paul.
With Deepest Condolences,
Harriet and David Yancey

Michael Ertmer

July 29, 2020

Greg w/ Heidelberg Ski Club annual Thanksgiving ski trip to Zermat, Switzerland ~’93. Slim Shady copies this look 7 years later. Ahead of his time...

Tommy Tadayon

July 29, 2020

Greggy,

You will be missed forever....

Tommy

Kiley Keck

July 29, 2020

Greg, I was so taken back when I saw the posting on FB yesterday. I couldn't agree more with our friend David, even though we were not in contact consistently, you were a significant person in my younger years….I mean you were my 7th-grade boyfriend!

Greg went to Gila Vista Jr High on the East side of Yuma and I went to St Francis on the other side of town. We never actually met in person when we started “going together”. Not sure how, but both of us saw each other's picture and we started writing and passing letters through a mutual friend who was in my dance class. Ahhhh junior high romance... We would spend hours on the phone and oh my gosh, the excitement I would feel when I saw you wrote me a note! We did finally meet at the Southgate Mall and we held hands but we were both so shy and nervous we did not stay long.

Eventually, we ended up at the same high school, hence the picture of us...Greg Freshman Class Vice President and me as Secretary. We were always good friends through school. As years went on, our paths would randomly cross whether it was checking in on FB or going out to dinner in San Diego. *Sigh*

Anyway, I would like to say thank you, Greg, for letting me be part of your journey here. You gave me memories that I will always cherish and never forget.

Mr. & Mrs. Kuzniewski, I am sorry for the feeling of sadness and loss your whole family is experiencing. But WOW. How incredible to hear and read all of the lives Greg touched in such a positive loving light. He was truly a special person with a wonderful gift and his life definitely deserves a celebration.

Rest in Peace, Greggie you are home.

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