John S., Kujawski, 75 of East Bethany, passed away on Friday (December 25, 2015) at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born May 7, 1940 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late John and Florence Tradowski Kujawski.
John was a graduate of Batavia High School class of 1959 and then worked at Kisiel Die Casting until 1960, when he was inducted into the U.S. Air Force. He was a jet fighter mechanic with the 307 Tactical Fighter Squad 31st. After traveling all over the U.S., Europe and the Far East, he returned home and worked for R.E. Chapin in Batavia as a tool and die maker until his retirement in 2003.
John enjoyed traveling with his family in his motorhome, fishing and exploring the outdoors. He enjoyed skeet shooting and became a registered referee in 1976, officiating several shooting competitions. He became an assistant chief referee with the National Skeet Shooting Association in 2005 and helped run several shoots throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was inducted into the New York Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2000 and the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2013. He remained extremely active in skeet shooting competitions throughout the country until his death. He was a member of the Five Point Rod & Gun Club in Wyoming, the Conesus Lake Sportsmans Club in Lakeville, Addision Rod & Gun Club, American Legion Post 303 of Bonita Springs FL and the Polish Falcons Post 498 of Batavia.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sheila Henries Kujawski, who died July 18, 2009.
Survivors include his dear loving children, John (Jamie Lee) Kujawski of Bonita Springs, FL, Andrew Kujawski of Castile, Sarah (Jason) Flint of Caledonia and Matthew (Paula Bianchi) Kujawski of Attica. Grandchildren, Jonathan, Zachary and Hannah Kujawski and Samantha Marchisin. Sisters, Florence (Michael) Stanley and Barbara Goraczewski, both of Florida. Brothers, Joseph (Joann) Kujawski and Frank (Mary) Kujawski, both of Florida. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences, and fond memories on Sunday (January 3rd) from 3-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00am on Monday (January 4th) at Mary Immaculate Parish, 5865 Ellicott Rd., East Bethany, NY.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Bethany Vol. Fire Dept. or the Five Point Rod & Gun Club. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.