AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, February 2, 2009 at the Medical College of Georgia, Mr. Francis "Frank" Xavier Kaminski, 83, beloved husband of 52 years to Dolores Kaminski. Mr. Kaminski was a native of Nanticoke, PA. At 18 years old he joined the US Army; he fought with the 94th VS Infantry Division and breached the German fortification at the Siegfried Line under General Patton. He spent 3 years active service with the Field Artillery 9th Division in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Following his discharge he graduated from Bucknell Jr. College where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Kaminski graduated from Millersville Teacher's College in Lancaster, PA where he majored in Industrial Arts and earned a Masters degree from Columbia University in New York City. He began a career with civil service lasting 33 years. Having worked for an instructor for the US Army Signal School at Ft. Monmouth, NJ and living in Red Bank, NJ for over 20 years he moved to Augusta in 1978 and retired from Civil Service at Ft. Gordon. Mr. Kaminski was active in the local Augusta Amateur Radio Club and the local American Legion Post. Family members in addition to his wife include daughters: Paula Kaminski, Dr. Pamela M. Kaminski and husband John Mayer and a plethora of 4-legged "grandchildren". A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary on-the-Hill Catholic Church with Fr. John Lyons celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date in Parlin, NJ. Memorials may be made to the GA War Veterans Nursing Home, in memory of Frank X. Kaminski, 1101 15th St., Augusta, GA 30901. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. www.thomaspoteet.com .
The Augusta Chronicle-February 5, 2009