July 31, 1948 ~ December 6, 2016

Born in: Lorain, Ohio,
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Jerome "Jerry" Kuzniar passed away in Asheville North Carolina, Tuesday, December 6th 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer which was the result of exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Jerry was born in Lorain Ohio and was a 1966 graduate of Admiral King High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1970 and was awarded the Purple Heart. Jerry is survived by his wife of 41 years, Aloha (nee. Beachler); son, Eric and granddaughter Lauren. Also by siblings, Dolores Beko ( Richard), Karen Armstrong (Rich), Glenn Kuzniar (Cindy) and stepchildren Barbara, Tina, David and Rick Luczkowski. Jerry was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Katherine (Duray) Kuzniar; brother, Edward and infant sister, Linda. Jerry loved the outdoors and was an avid gardener. He also enjoyed billiards and before his illness he was a natural athlete, playing golf and racquetball. He never lost his wit and entertaining sense of humor even in his last days. Jerry was a lifetime member of the DAV and the Amvets. Private internment will be held Tuesday, December 20th at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC. Memorials may be sent to: The Wounded Warriors or Hospice.

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  1. Dear Kuzniar family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathies. It is sad to learn that you’re mourning the loss of your dear loved one Jerome, and it saddens our God even more. No doubt, you have many fond memories that will resurface at times. Know that Almighty God has memories as well. With full confidence, you can take comfort in knowing that he longs to restore perfect life to all those safe in his loving memory. (John 5:28,29) You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  2. Aloha
    Sorry to hear the news of Jerry’s passing. Hope that the time you had together will give you the strength and happiness to cherish all that you had together. For me, Jerry was that person who I shared so many many hours of growing up doing trivial things that filled our days with memories and fun. Don’t know if you remember me, but I was fortunate to stop and see you and Jerry about 6 years ago on my return trip from Fla. to Ohio. We had a great time than reminiscing and he seemed to be happy and content. I hope you will be able to do the same as you hold on to the memories of a life worth celebrating.

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