Obituary: George J. Kermensky, Sr., Retired Physical Plant Estimator

April 8, 2014

George J. Kermensky, Sr., 93, of Hadley, a retired project estimator at Physical Plant, died April 5 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home.

Born in Hadley, he was a lifelong resident of the town. He also worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1942 and was a sonarman first class while aboard the wood-hulled cutters, and he served on an 83-foot wooden patrol submarine chaser, patrolling throughout the Caribbean and later in the Marshall Islands.

After the war, he returned to Hadley, married and worked on the family farm throughout his life raising vegetables, ornamental flowers, gourds and many other crops, which he and wife sold to farm stands throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

He also worked for the Growers Outlet for a number of years before going to work at Physical Plant and Central Stores. He retired in 1990 after 29 total years of service.

He leaves his wife of 64 years, Kathleen (Cycz) Kermensky, and his children, George Jr. and his wife, Gail, and Joan and her husband, Charles Hulse, all of Hadley. He also leaves three grandchildren, a great-granddaughterfour  sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours at the Czelusniak Funeral Home in Northampton are Tuesday, April 8 from 4-7 p.m.

Funeral services are Wednesday, April 9 from the funeral home at 9 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Valentine’s Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King St., Northampton. Burial with military honors will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Hatfield.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Valentine’s Church, 127 King St., Northampton 01060, or the Holyoke Soldiers Home, 110 Cherry St., Holyoke 01040.