Michael A. Kasmerski, age 89, of Elm Terrace passed away peacefully on January 20, 2015, surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty (Pichola) Kasmerski in 1998. Born into a Polish American family in 1925 in the coal town of Shamokin, PA. (in Coal Twp.) he was the son of the late John and Veronica (Guciewicz) Kasmerski.
He grew up in the Depression era and was one of nine children. During his graduation year from Coal Township High School, he was drafted by the US Armed Forces. While in the service he served on the Frigate U.S.S. Constellation, now anchored in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD., America’s oldest commissioned ship afloat at the time. He later served aboard the U.S.S. ATR#7 (Auxiliary Tug Rescue). Being injured while serving aboard ship he spent 10 months in several Naval Hospitals.
During his life he worked briefly in the coal mines, the Shamokin Dye House, Lycoming Motors in Williamsport and Standard Pressed Steel in Jenkintown where he retired after 35 years. Michael also played Professional Football for the Anthracite Maroons.
He mostly will be remembered for the love he gave to his family. Surviving are his two loving daughters Judy Fehr (Chuck) and Jean Kelly (Brian), grandchildren; Sabrina, Molly, Nolan and Johanna as well as a brother Patrick and a sister Angela. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by an infant son John, and brothers John, Edward and David and sisters Regina, Anna, and Victoria.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 51 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, PA. 19446, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Saturday morning before Mass. Interment St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Michael’s name may be sent to Manna on Main St., 713 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA. 19446 (please note on checks “In memory of Michael Kasmerski”) or www.mannaonmain.org.