Mr. Edward Kmiec age 96 passed away on February 11th, 2013 with his family at his side. He was born in Chicago, Il. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and was in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and was attending church at the time. He served 23 years in the Navy including time in WWII, Pacific Theater, Korean War, and Vietnam.
He was predeceased by his wife Hilda Camille Kmiec and grandson Danny Griffin. He is survived by his daughter Jo Griffin, son –in –law Bob Griffin, granddaughter Alex Griffin, brother Chester Kmiec, brother and sister –in-law Bill and Edith Anderson, many nieces and nephews and his dear friend Doris Owens.
He called himself the Polish Prince and he was a faithful member of the Polish American Club. He was a member of many clubs of which he was proud and he was a proud American.
Visitation with the family will be Monday February 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Murray Hill Baptist Church 4300 Post Street Jacksonville, Florida 32205, followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to The Polish American Club.