CSM Stanley  John “Steve” Kuzminski, US Army retired, age 90, of Pinebluff, passed away Wednesday,  March 15, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.  


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. David Hudson. Burial will follow with full military honors at Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and prior to the service from 10:00 - 10:45 in the church fellowship hall.


A native of Portland, CT he was a son of the late  Mieceslaw Stanley 'Fred' and Marion Pasieka Kuzminski. He joined the US Navy in 1944 during WWII, serving on the USS Oklahoma City and also served in the US Army during Korea and Vietnam. He was a Command Sergeant Major with the 3/319th Field Artillery Battalion of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He retired in 1970 from the US Army at Ft. Bragg.


He was preceded in death by a brother Anthony Joseph Kuzminski.


Stanley  is survived by his wife of 65 years  Kathryn Deaton Kuzminski; two daughters, Kathy Riley and husband Jim of Wake Forest, Keilah Goff and husband Chris of Dunn; two sons, David Kuzminski and wife Wendy of Hillsborough, and Daniel Kuzminski and wife Pam of Edmond, OK; brother William Kasprzynski and wife Fran of Duxbury, MA; sister, Barbara K Choate and husband Allen of Bainbridge Island, WA; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.


Powell Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Kuzminski family.


Online condolences can be given at PinesFunerals.com.


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  1. Thoughts and prayers to all of you! Thinking of you during this time of celebration of your fathers life. Your family is in our heart! May God bless you all!

  2. Saw your dad’s obit in News & Record. Then looked it up in Pilot. He and your family bring back lots of good memories growing up in Aberdeen. Hope to make it to viewing. My prayers and thoughts will be with each of you in the days and months ahead. May Go

  3. We were sorry to learn of your father passing away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope we can stay in touch.8

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