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Lewandowski, Thomas L. Obituary

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Lewandowski, Thomas L. Obituary

Posted: 21 Mar 2013 7:37AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lewandowski Mrozinski Stefanski Mathews Howard Chester Willis
Jan. 18, 1947 - July 1, 2012 MISHAWAKA -
Thomas L. Lewandowski Sr., 65, of Mishawaka, beloved husband and father, passed away at home Sunday (July 1, 2012) at 3:45 a.m. surrounded by family and friends after an extended illness. He was born January, 18, 1947, in South Bend, Indiana, to the late Helen (Stefanski) Lewandowski and Zygmund Lewandowski. On April 29, 1967, he married Pauline (Paula) Mrozinski; they had two sons, Thomas Lewandowski Jr. of Mishawaka and Timothy (Julia Mathews) Lewandowski of South Bend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline (Paula) Lewandowski, and by a grandson, Anthony Howard. On December 28, 1990, he was married to Nancy (Chester) Lewandowski. She survives with his two stepsons, David (Brenda) Willis Jr. of Elkhart, Stacy Howard of Osceola; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Eugene of Leo, Indiana, and Francis (Jerry) of South Bend. Thomas was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in South Bend; he was employed at Adapto for 21 years as a controller, Indianapolis Contractors Supply as manager, and was Owner and Vice President of Custom Building Supplies until he retired in December 1998. He proudly served in the Navy and the Naval Reserves. Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, building furniture and all kinds of carpentry, fishing, boating, and working in his garden or in his flower beds. He was a baseball coach for his sons at Chet Waggoner Little League and Babe Ruth Little League in South Bend for twelve years. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Heart and Lung Association or to the Center for Hospice. Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 pm today, July 3, 2012, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in the funeral home, where friends may visit for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend. To send online condolences, please visit
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 3, 2012

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