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Theodore Joseph Kalinowski

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Theodore Joseph Kalinowski, 81, a lifelong resident of Hoosick Falls, passed away Monday, May 1, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington from heart and kidney complications. He resided on Breese Hollow Road with his wife of 58 years, Lorraine (Hoffman) Kalinowski.

He was born on June 4, 1924, in Hoosick Falls. He was the son of Anthony and Tillie (Pytko) Kalinowski. He attended schools in Hoosick Falls and contracted rheumatic fever in his senior year. He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II, and he made the rank of sergeant first class.

He married Lorraine on May 10, 1947, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. They spent their first year of married life in New York City while he went to barber school. Ted then opened his barbershop on Clay Hill and barbered for 24 years. He then went to work for the Hoosick Falls Central School as a custodian until his retirement in 1989.

Ted enjoyed his camp at Scots Lake and just being with his family. He was a “Mr. Fix It,” and he loved sharing his skills with his grandsons. His last request was that his loved ones be told how much you loved them.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lorraine; two daughters, Beverly Breese and her husband, Robin, of Breese Hollow and Pamela Kalinowski and Roni of East Greenbush, N.Y.; two grandsons, David Breese (Amy) and Garrett Breese; one great-grandson, Aidan; one sister, Pat Smith of Hoosick Falls; three brothers, Anthony Kalinowski Jr. of Hoosick FalIs, Robert Kalinowski of Bennington and Charles Kalinowski (Carole) of Massapequa, N.Y. Ted was predeceased by his sisters Helen Bakaitis and Irene Dudek and brother Edward Kalinowski.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Second Chance Animal Shelter or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.

The family would like to express special thanks to the intensive care unit at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and to Dr. Rogge and his compassionate nurses.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 3 to May 4, 2006
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