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John Kurenda

March 14, 1935 June 25, 2018
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Obituary for John Kurenda

John Kurenda, 83, of Coatesville died Monday, June 25, 2018 at Brandywine Hospital with his children by his side.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna Letenauchyn Kurenda and the husband of the late Helen Marie Hudock Kurenda with whom he shared 46 years of marriage before her death in February 2007.

John was a 1953 graduate of S. Horace Scott High School and Goldey Beacom College.

He served in the US Marine Corps.

He worked at the papermill then started his own roofing business Kurenda and Holbrook Roofing over 50 years ago. He also owned Kurenda’s Gulf Service Station in Coatesville.

He is survived by his children, Michael J. Kurenda and his wife Wendy of Coatesville, John P. Kurenda and his friend Barb of Denver, PA, and Lisa (aka Linda) Fischer of Coatesville; 9 grandchildren AJ, Joshua and Tyler Fischer; Eric, Matthew and Peter Kurenda; Jacolyn Abdala and Ryan and Caitlin Wolfe; 3 great-grandchildren: Amira, Ayden and Skylar Fischer; and his 4 sisters: Mary Burns, Carolyn Wagner and her husband Charles, Josephine Buchanan; and Jane Gregor and her husband Nicholas.

In addition to his wife, Helen Marie, he was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Ann Abdala, son-in-law, Drew Fischer, and sisters Martha “Dolly” Poff and Tillie Manley.

John’s prayer service will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:00am at Wentz Funeral Home 342 East Chestnut St, Coatesville 610-384-0318. Visitation will begin at 9am.

Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Coatesville.

Memorials in John’s honor may be made to ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter 321 Norristown Rd. Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter 101 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 200 Jenkintown, PA 19046


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