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Karl C. Gresowski

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Karl C. Gresowski Obituary
Gresowski, Karl C., 96, born in St. Louis, MO, passed away peacefully in his home in Santa Ana, CA surrounded by his family on December 14, 2013.

Mr. Gresowski is survived by his by daughters, Brenda Lee Judd, Vera Ann Gillespie, Tari J. (Dean) Hazen, Cary (Charles) Ross; two sons, Larry (Gina Pohls) Gresowski and Ted Gresowski; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pearl Evelyn Gresowski and loving son, Karl Charles Gresowski, II. After active military service, Mr. Gresowski began his civilian career by opening Hawaiian Polynesia Tours in 1964. He was one of the first group travel companies to offer scheduled weekly tours to Hawaii. Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean were to follow.



Mr. Gresowski, after serving 26 years of active service in the United States Navy, retired a LCDR. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the beginning of the Vietnam War.

During his military service, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor on the USS SUNNADIN, a sea-going tugboat. He saw action on the morning of December 7, 1941 while on the U.S.S. SUNNADIN.



A full military memorial will be held on the U.S.S. UTAH in Pearl Harbor on February 25, 2014. Brown Colonial Mortuary


Published in Orange County Register on Dec. 29, 2013
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