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Edward J. Kuzminski

October 22, 1924 August 25, 2010
Edward J. Kuzminski
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Edward John Kuzminski, 85, of 170 Styons Road, Plymouth, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at home.
He was born in Newark, N.J. October 22, 1924, to the late Charles and Kate Kuzminski. He became an orphan at an early age and was raised in foster care in Newark.
He was a WWII Navy veteran, a former member of Knights of Columbus in Norfolk, Virginia and American Legion Post 164 in North Carolina.
He was a former volunteer firefighter with Thalia Fire Department in Virginia Beach. He was a Haynes Furniture warehouse manager in Norfolk for nearly 30 years until his retirement in 1986. He was instrumental in establishing the Catholic Friendship Club in the Tidewater area of Virginia in 1975. He was a former member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, VA. and most recently a member of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church of Plymouth.
He met his first wife, Dorothy Rakes Kuzminski, in Norfolk. The family later moved to Virginia Beach. He became a widower February 4, 1974. He met his second wife, Arline Dube' Monty Kuzminski, through the Catholic Friendship Club in Virginia Beach. They married May 26, 1979. They moved from Virginia Beach to Plymouth, N.C. in 1997.
Ed was known for his generous and kind heart, mild spirit and witty sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and baking.
In additiion to his first wife, he was preceded in death by seven siblings and an infant son, Stephen Edward Kuzminski.
Surviving family includes his wife Arline Monty Kuzminski of the home; two daughters, Tina Haynie and husband of Jeff of Norfolk, VA., and Darline Monty of Smithfield, VA.; four sons, John Edward Kuzminski and wife Michelle of Virginia Beach, VA., Michael J. Kuzminski (aka John James Bryant) and wife Linda of Chesapeake, VA., Alfred Lorand Monty, Jr. of King, N.C., Alan Monty and wife Brenda and James Monty and wife Leigh, all of Plymouth; seventeen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2010, at Maitand Funeral Home, 306 Latham Avenue, Plymouth and other times at the residence. A mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Main Street, Plymuth.
Memorial donations may be made to benefit Father Mike's House building fund at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Plymouth, c/o Dorothy Irvin, 211 Matt Ransome Drive, Plymouth, NC 27962.
Maitland Funeral Home of Plymouth is in charge of arrangements.


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