John P. Kaminski

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John P. Kaminski, 79, of Vernon, beloved husband of 54 years to Dorothy J. Kaminski, passed away Oct. 11, 2018.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, June 29, 1939, John was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Zubrowska) Kaminski. His family moved to Rockville when he was a small child. He attended St. Joseph School and was a graduate of Cheney Technical High School Class of 1958. John enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Tidewater AD31 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was honorably discharged in December 1963 and married Dorothy Jaron in Baltimore, Maryland in 1964. The couple returned to Connecticut in 1967 to be closer to John's family. John worked as a letter carrier and retired as the shop steward of the United States Postal Service Branch 20 in Rockville after 30 years of service. During his leisure time, he enjoyed drawing cartoons, watching UConn men's and women's basketball games, and vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland with his family. John was a faithful communicant of St. Bernard Church in Rockville for many years.

He leaves his devoted wife of 54 years, Dorothy (Jaron) Kaminski; a son, Thomas and Tracy Kaminski of Southwick, Massachusetts; a son, David and Chiwoniso Kaminski and their daughters, Sekai and Chenai; a daughter, Susan and Maurice Moreau and their sons, Ryan and Chad; a daughter, Jane and Scott Harrison and their daughters, Natalie, Sophie, and Eliana; a granddaughter, Jessica Dent and her children, Christian, Yanalysse, and Anthony. He also leaves three sisters, Charlotte Dobkowski of Hempstead, New York, Sr. Joanne Kaminski of Enfield, and Christine and David Gochee of Union; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including John Podbielski and his family in New Britain.

Visitation will be held at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, Sunday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Family and friends may gather at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home Monday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Rockville, CT 06066. Burial will be privately held at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Dundalk, Maryland.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 13 to Oct. 17, 2018
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