Mark A. Kujawa

Mr. Mark A. Kujawa

Mr. Mark A. “George” Kujawa of Aviston, IL, formerly of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Aviston Countryside Manor in Aviston on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 3:28 PM.  He had attained the age of 56 years, 5 months and 26 days.

Mark was born on April 29, 1964 in Nashville, IL, the son of Albert and Rose Ann (Pierjok) Kujawa.

Mark attended Special Education Classes at Carlyle Grade and High Schools (Coordinated with NCHS) and then graduated from NCHS in 1985.  At the age of 18, he attended school for ½ day and was a client at the Washington County Vocational Workshop (WCVW) in Nashville for ½ days.  Upon graduation from high school at age 21 he worked full time at WCVW (35+ years).On August 31, 2017 he moved from his parent’s home to a Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) in Trenton, IL and worked at the Community Link Day Program in Breese, IL.  He enjoyed his new home, new friends and new work location.  Mark was always very proud of his paycheck.  No matter what amount he received he would say, “$100.00”. In previous years, before his health issues started in 2019, Mark was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Wrestling, Dancing, Coloring and listening to the KSHE Radio Station.  His favorite group was “KISS”. Mark was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, IL.  He previously was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4384, Nashville and currently a member of the Council #2932, Trenton, IL.

Left to mourn his passing is his parents, Albert and Rose Ann Kujawa of Nashville, IL, 5 siblings, Barbara (Gary J.) Maschhoff of Hoyleton, IL, their children, Tiffany (Kevin) Hink of St. Louis, MO, Keely (Tommy) Washam of Chicago, IL and Clinton Maschhoff (Katie Chavre of Seattle, WA, great nephew and niece, Kellan and Meara Hink; Catherine (Bruce) Irwin of Glen View, IL and their children, Cameron Irwin ofChapel Hill, NC and Jackson of Madison, WI; Michael (Deanne) Kujawa of Mt. Vernon, IL, their children Bryce (Lea) Kujawa of Mt. Vernon, IL and Brooke (Mason) Tate of Mt. Vernon, IL, great nieces, Sadie and Zoey Kujawa; Kimberly Torres (Brian Curtis) of Walnut Hill, IL and her son Brandon Torres of Herrin, IL; Todd (Allison) Kujawa of Woodlawn, IL and their children, Jacob Kujawa of Evansville, IN and Harlee Kujawa of Woodlawn, IL; many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents, Casimier and Josephine (Barczewski) Pierjok and Frank W. and Sophie (Szopinski) Kujawa many uncles, aunts and cousins.

A private prayer service will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Thursday, October 29, 2020 with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating. Interment will follow in the old St. Ann Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 9 AM until 11 AM.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the Community Link Buddy Walk, Aviston Countryside Manor Activity Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.

God sent one of his special children to earth to teach LOVE, PATIENCE and UNDERSTANDING.  Mark accomplished all three.  Some would measure life to be a success or a failure by recognition, that is, how many knew the person’s name.  Others would say a life was successful if the person made a major contribution to society: in medicine, sports, politics, the arts, etc.  By that standard, Mark was a failure.  If, however, your standard for a successful life is how that life positively touched others, then Mark was a resounding success.  His purpose on earth is finished and is back home with God enjoying his rewards.  Rest in Peace.  We will all miss you.

 

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous on October 27, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Our prayers are with Mark’s family. We enjoyed getting to know “George” and spend time with him at our house and at some family gatherings. Mark loved having fun, dancing and being with his family. May your precious memories help comfort you in the days ahead.
    Gary and Ileen Stevens

  2. Anonymous on October 26, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Sincere sympathy to Mark’s parents and his family. He was a good, kind man.

  3. Anonymous on October 26, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    I met Mark at bingo years ago. All I can say is he is very special and I truly am a better person for having known him! Bless his beautiful Soul! 🙏❤️

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