MIDDLEFIELD – Jack Dennis Kaminski, age 75, of Middlefield, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
He was born April 25, 1946, in Chardon, to the late Stanley and Mary Elizabeth (nee Adams) Kaminski.
Jack graduated from Grand Valley High School and attended Defiance College. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1971.
He worked as a lineman for CEI and after his retirement he started Kaminski Trucking.
His father gave him his first pony, where he started showing and pony pulling. He then started showing and pulling draft horses, where he would always help others in the draft horse community.
Jack also enjoyed farming, fishing and attending his kids and grandkids sporting events.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Barb Herakovic, whom he married Dec. 24, 1967; children, Angel (Ted) Chudzik, of Orwell, Jack (Shelby) Kaminski, of Windsor; grandchildren, Lucas Varner, Alex Chudzik, Eve, Ivy, Jessman, Nora Jean, Jett, Zebulon Kaminski; sister, Joanne Hopes, of Orwell; brother-in-law, Mike Herakovic, of Middlefield; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter Teddie Lynn Chudzik.
A celebration of his life with a gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 16280 Kinsman Road, Middlefield.
There will be military honors held at 11:30 a.m. by The American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459.
Sly Family Funeral Home assisted his family with arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.slyffh.com.