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Robert Joseph Kaczenski, Sr.

July 7, 1944 September 8, 2019
Robert Joseph Kaczenski, Sr.
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Obituary for Robert Joseph Kaczenski, Sr.

Robert J. “Moose” Kaczenski, Sr., age 75, of Erie, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, in the company of his loving family, following a short illness. He was born in Erie on July 7, 1944, son of the late John and Charlotte (Kuklinski) Kaczenski.
Bob was a 1962 graduate of Cathedral Prep where he stood out as an All-City football player. He earned his undergraduate degree from Edinboro University and two Master’s degrees from Gannon University. Moose was employed for 30 years by the School District of the City of Erie. He taught history for many years before his tenure as a well-respected guidance counsellor.
Bob was a member of St. Stanislaus R.C. Church. He was also a long-time and active member of the Downtown YMCA where he was a handball champion. Bob served as a Little Gridders football coach and had also coached soccer at Wayne Middle School. During those coaching years, he led his Little Gridders team to a championship victory. During the 1960’s, he was a local radio disc jockey on the former WYNN radio station using the name, “Bob Cooper”. Moose was also a published author, having written the book “The Lost Neighborhood” in 2002. He had an enduring love for the City of Erie and the surrounding area and was an avid Erie history enthusiast. Above all, his true loves were his family and sports.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Kaczenski. Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Gloria J. (Ignasiak) Kaczenski; four children: Bob Kaczenski, Jr. (Karla) of Tampa, FL, Lisa Cope (David) of Cranesville, Jenny Kaczenski of Tampa, FL and Ricky Kaczenski (Jessica) of Lexington, SC; one sister, Maryanna Kleiner of Erie; four grandchildren: Zachery, Sabrina, Victor and Sophia; his mother-in-law, Theresa Ignasiak of Erie and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bob’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire Kleiner Family for their love and support over the many years and especially the past several weeks. A special thank you is also extended to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Vincent Hospital for their loving care of Moose.
Family and friends may call at the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 5151 Buffalo Rd. (at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.), on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and are invited to attend the Funeral Service there on Thursday at 10 a.m. conducted by the Rev. James McCormick. Bob will be privately laid to rest at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.


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Visitation

Wednesday

11

Sep

2:00 PM 9/11/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/11/2019 4:00:00 PM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
5151 Buffalo Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Sep

6:00 PM 9/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
5151 Buffalo Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

12

Sep

10:00 AM 9/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

The Funeral Service will be conducted by the Rev. James P. McCormick, Pastor of St. James Roman Catholic Church.

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
5151 Buffalo Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery Final Resting Place

2601 Norcross Road
Erie, PA 16510

2601 Norcross Road Erie 16510 PA
United States
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