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Julian Ray Kujawa, 88, went to be with our Lord in Heaven on July 25, 2013. He was born Nov. 29, 1924 in Chappell Hill, Texas. His family moved to Houston in 1933, made their home in the Houston Heights, and Julian graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1943.
He was a devoted member of Houston First Baptist Church and member of The Crown Class Bible study weekly. He was a life time member with The Sons of Herman, and Woodman of the World, chapter 13 of Houston. Mr. Kujawa retired from the City of Houston.
Julian honorably served in the U.S. Army WWII, 1943-1945, where he survived in Germany as a POW.
His love for sports was special to him including fast pitch softball, hunting, fishing and bowling. At the time of his passing, he was an active team member of 2 weekly bowling leagues of Houston First Baptist Church, where he received many awards.
He will be remembered as the Greatest Fast-Pitch Softball All-Star Pitcher. He holds a place in the Softball Hall of Fame and Ripley's Believe It or Not- 1954 for pitching 110 no hit games and 31 perfect games, five of them in consecutive order. He participated in many World Series, and also played with the King's Court 3 Man Team. Players were honored to meet Kujawa at the plate with a challenge.
Proceeded in death by his parents, 4 siblings and wife Lorene Ann. He leaves cherished memories to his three children, Marie Dudley and husband Dave, Linda Kujawa and Pablo, and son Michael Kujawa; Three grandchildren, Donna Hansen and husband Mike, Scott Parker and Lonn Parker; Six great-grandchildren and numerous friends and family members.
Julian will be greatly missed and will live on with his loved ones and Our Heavenly Father.
Visitation will be Monday, July 29, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home. Services will be held at Houston First Baptist Church, Chapel on July 30, 2013 at 2 p.m., with burial to follow at Woodlawn Garden of Memories. Honorary Pallbearers are members of The Softball Legend Hall of Fame.


Published in Houston Chronicle on July 28, 2013
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