Jim Major Majorowski LUBBOCK-There will be a family visitation at the funeral home Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the Rosary in Englunds Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Celebration of life mass will be Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Msgr. Gene Driscoll and Rev. Joseph Palacios officiating and under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Jim was born on Dec. 1, 1943, in Chicago, IL. He passed Feb. 4, 2014, at the age of 70, surrounded by his family. Major graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago in 1963. In Chicago he coached grammar school football and was a soccer coach for his daughter's teams. Major served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was an MP Sentry dog handler. He married Carol Clark on April 20, 1968, in Chicago. They moved from Palos Hills, IL, and made Lubbock their home in 1976. Jim was a volunteer fireman in Palos Hills, IL and had served on the Lubbock EMS service since 1976. He was a certified volunteer fireman on Ransom Canyon VFD and a certified reserve police officer for Ransom Canyon Police. He was a member of the VFW. Major's commitment to EMS service in this region and state is widely recognized. He was a Department of Health Services EMS instructor and coordinator. Major was recognized as the Texas Paramedic of the Year in 2006. He trained countless EMS personnel throughout the region as a faculty member of the South Plains EMS Program and Texas Tech Heath Sciences Center. Those who will cherish his memory include his wife, Carol of Ransom Canyon; daughter, Maureen Majorowski of San Angelo; sisters, Marilyn Baran of Burbank, IL and Carolyn Majorowski of Chicago; and grandchildren, Cody James Majorowski-Cabezuela, Levi Haynes, and Greer Haynes, all of San Angelo; as well as nieces, Maryann Baran and Jennifer Clark; and extended family and countless EMS, police and fire professionals, and volunteers. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to: Jim Majorowski Memorial Fund at Plains Capitol Bank. The family has requested that those First Responders attending to please wear their department uniforms.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 8, 2014