The Obit For Chet Krajewski

Chester W. Krajewski

Published in The Hartford Courant on September 7, 2010

Chester "Chet" Krajewski, 85, of Middletown, beloved husband of Mary "Jeanie" (Kuchyt) Krajewski for 56 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, (September 4, 2010) after a period of declining health. He was born on June 12, 1925 in Middletown, CT, to Anthony and Frances (Angulska) Krajewski.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Stanley, John and Charles, and two sisters, Clara and Theresa.

He is survived by one sister, Alice (Krajewski) Gawlak of Middletown. In addition to his wife of 56 years, he is survived by four children, Ronna Cannata of Higganum, Cheryl Almeida and her husband Mark of Haddam, Ann McElroy of Colchester, and Gary Krajewski and his wife Susan of Higganum. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Jamie and Jason Cannata, Joshua and Zachary McElroy, MaryKate and Corry Almeida, Brendan and Kirsten Matthias, and Kyle Krajewski.

Next to his family, Chet's greatest love was baseball. He was inducted into the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He was a member of the Middletown Giants championship teams from 1942-47. He also played for the Meriden Insilcos baseball team. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies and played minor league ball for several years. He also played fast-pitch softball while in the US Army in the World Softball Championship games with the Columbus Auto Body team of New Haven.

After his baseball career ended, he returned to Middletown and became an excellent duck pin bowler. He worked for Sunshine Dairy and the Middletown School system. He is a communicant of St. Mary Catholic Church of Middletown, a member of the Catholic War Veterans, and the Polish National Home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from the Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, followed an 11 a.m. Funeral Liturgy in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, South Main Street, Middletown. Burial with military honors will be in the State Veteran's Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call at the Biega Funeral Home, Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hospital Weiss Hospice Unit, c/o Middlesex Hospital, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www. biegafuneralhome.com.