Stanley Joseph Gajewski “Stash” (born June 26, 1949) of Griffith was called to heaven on January 4, 2021. He has been reunited with his parents, Stanley and Anne Gajewski (nee Decker), his brother Bob (Kathy), sister Suzie, and daughters, Amy Gajewski and Jenny Tomson. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him most: The love of his life, Diane Gajewski (nee Lelek), two children: Adam Gajewski and Juliann Bradish, seven grandchildren: Madelyne and Lillieyne Tomson, Amelia, Adeline, Anneliese, and Andrew Bradish, and Elle Gajewski as well as his sister Carol (Gene) Stanishia of Tennessee, and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends! A very special thanks is offered to his sister-in-law, Julie (Patrick) Lelek for lovingly caring for and being a best friend to Stash over the past several years.
Anyone who loved Stash can imagine what his heaven looks like: The White Sox, Bears, and Notre Dame never lose, Cubs fans do not exist, his seat at The American Legion Post 66 (affectionately called “The Club”) is never taken, his cough lozenges never run out, the shots flow freely, Bob Seger songs are loud—but not too loud—and friends and laughter surround him.
The family welcomes you to join in a celebration of his life at White’s Funeral Home located at 921 W. Glen Park Ave. (45th Ave) Griffith from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Sunday January 10, 2021. A prayer service will immediately follow the visitation.
Due to the concerns of COVID-19, all those attending the services at the funeral home, facial masks will be required.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Cute Syndrome Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes research for SCN8A Epilepsy (which affects his granddaughter Adeline). Stash lovingly supported this foundation with his charitable giving for the past 7 years. Donations may be made online at the link below or checks made out to “The Cute Syndrome” will be forwarded on. https://www.thecutesyndrome.com/
For more information, please contact WHITE FUNERAL HOME at (219) 924-4100 or visit us at www.whitefuneralhomeofgriffith.com
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