John Kuzemka
1954 - 2021
Hopcroft Funeral Home - Madison Heights
31145 John R. Road
Madison Heights, MI
John Antoni Kuzemka died, August 3, 2021 at his home while resting. He was born 12/20/1954 in Detroit, MI to Antoni and Marguerite Kuzemka. John graduated as 1 of 3 Valedictorians in his class of 1973 from Madison Heights Lamphere. John could accomplish anything he chose to do, witnessed by his deciding to play football in high school after never having played, and becoming a starter and valued member of the squad. After high school, John decided to enter St. Josaphat's Monastery in Glen Cove, NY and spent time in Rome continuing his religious studies. John eventually shifted gears and went to work for the US Postal Service, following in his mother's footsteps and expanding a family tradition of service. John was so much more than just his intelligence and work ethic. Clever, sarcastic and with a dry wit, he'd needle you then give a wry smile and deep hearted chuckle that would warm your heart. He was the oldest sibling of 5, and is survived by his sister Michele and brothers, Bill and his wife Darlene, Steve and his partner Dell, Robert and his partner Reena, and many many many nieces and a nephew. He was meticulous in everything he did, a perfectionist by nature. In his younger years, he trailed his siblings cleaning in their wake, as they occasionally left a mess, knowing he would not abide by it. As they aged, he was always there to lend a hand to help, an ear to bend, and offered his support unconditionally as a big brother and friend. He loved to sing and had an amazing voice that he lent to his church choir and then a private choir for years. His appreciation for Prince helped fuel his baby brother's lifetime love of the Purple One. His willingness to be himself, as he was, was liberating and led the way for his "little" brothers and sister. A memorial will be held but time and date are yet to be determined. Condolences can be sent to the Kuzemka Family at 332 Sussex Fair, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please send donations to Dignity/Detroit: You were always leading the way… you have done it yet again. Sometimes it snows in April… and love isn't love until it's past. Until the day we see each other again, you will remain in our hearts and memories.
Published by Daily Tribune on Aug. 8, 2021.
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I knew John from the Plant as well as the MPO. We were friends for many years. My condolences to the Kuzemka family, especially Bill, Darlene and Michelle. RIP my friend.
David Poynter
August 24, 2021
Thank you all for you kind words, thoughts and prayers. The family will be holding a memorial as John was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. For information call or text 248-229-4969
Robert Kuzemka
August 11, 2021
My deepest sympathy to his family. I worked with Michele and only met John a couple of times, but he always smiled as did she. My heart goes out to the family members.
Karen Bojarski
August 9, 2021
Was deeply sorry to hear of the loss of an old friend...he will be missed.
Tim Uhan
August 9, 2021
Sorry to hear of Johns passing. I worked with him and all his family. My condolences
Dena Mazer
August 9, 2021
Truly great person, such a beautiful will be missed.
Debra Pinckney
August 9, 2021
My deepest to John's family, he was such a nice guy. When I retired he took over as secretary to the Postmaster. He will be missed.
Linda White
August 8, 2021
Just a Nice guy. I am So Sorry. Many heart felt prayers to the family .
Kim Patterson
August 8, 2021
Such a great guy. He will be missed. Not only was he a coworker, he was a friend.
Agustus Walker
August 8, 2021
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