A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Calvary Baptist for John Kuzemka, 85, who passed away, Jan. 21, 2011, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Pastor Butch Neal will officiate. Funeral services will be held at Newcomerâ€™s in Kansas City, Mo., at a later date. John was born, June 3, 1925, in Donora, Pa., to Charles Wassil and Alice Sivak Kuzemka. His parents preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
John met his wife of 62 years in Roswell, while stationed at Walker Air Force Base. After living in Kansas City, Mo., they returned to Roswell in 1992. His wife survives him at the family home. He is also survived by son, John A. Kuzemka, of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Judy Woods, of Haslet, Texas; grandchildren: Tricia Williams, of Fort Worth, Texas, Amy Kuzemka, Jeffrey, Craig, Melanie and Josh, all of Kansas City, Mo.; and great-grandchildren: Sydney, of Fort Worth, Texas, Devion, Issyss, Anastasia and Adia and Riley, all of Kansas City, Mo. John was of the Baptist faith. He was in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as an aircraft mechanic.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com .