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: https://www.dignityusa.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=31&chNum=682
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Published by Daily Tribune on Aug. 8, 2021.