IN REMEMBRANCE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II On May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland, near Kracow, Karol Jozef Wojty was born, better known to the world as Pope John Paul II. On Saturday, April 2, 2005, the first Polish pontiff passed away after a 26-year reign. We at Routsong Funeral Home join in mourning the passing of Pope John Paul II. We pray that his vision of peace and brotherhood might be realized in this world. Friends may send condolences to the Vatican via the Routsong Funeral Home website at www.routsong.com.