Gary Edward Krajewski

October 7, 1958 - April 29, 2020

It is with the greatest sorrow that I write of the passing of Gary Edward Krajewski, 61 on April 29, 2020 of natural causes.  Originally from Massachusetts, he made his life with his family in Florida 25 years ago. 

He had a larger than life personality.  Funny and loving, he had a hard exterior, but was just a big softie inside.  Aside from his family, he was passionate about fishing, cars, racing, and cooking.  He was always happiest out on his boat.  He didn’t have to catch a thing for it to be a great day.  He was supportive and generous.  Many times buying groceries for people in the store when they didn’t have enough money and always donating on holidays whenever he could.  He was a family man through and through.  He loved being a husband, father, and grandfather. 

He leaves behind his wife of 40 years Kathie Krajewski, daughters Sharon Krajewski and Tracy Roby, son-in-law Bobby Roby and soon to be son-in-law Chris Merrell, grandchildren Taylor Krajewski, Kyle and Brooklyn Roby, his father Edward Krajewski, sister Dian Champagne and brother in-law Leo Champagne, nephews Brian and Dan Champagne and great niece Amber Champagne, soon to be grandchildren Hailey and Abbi Merrell, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins aunts and uncles, and friends.  He is greatly loved and devastating missed by all.

He is predeceased by his mother Joanne Krajewski. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in memory of Gary Edward Krajewski are suggested to The American Diabetes Association, 1511 North Westshore Blvd., Suite 980, Tampa, FL 33607.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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  1. Sharon Krakewski May 4, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Daddy I can’t believe your gone. You taught me so much in life, but you never taught me how to live without you. It still just doesn’t seem real. You are everything to me. I love you so much. I have no idea how I’m going to cope with this. People think I’m so much like you. If I could just find your strength, I might me able to get through this. How does a daddy’s girl live without her daddy?

  2. Leo May 4, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Gary was not just my brother-in-law, he was my Brother.
    I meet Gary in 1969 while dating his sister Diane.
    Gary and I became the best of friends.
    we shared the same birthday and we did everything together, losing him as a friend is too much to bear. I share with you a picture of Gary with his Father.
    Gary I know that your in that place we talked about so many times.
    Miss and Love you Gary.
    Leo.

  3. Leo May 4, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    find Gary in this photo.
    far right…

  4. Brian champagne May 4, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I love you Uncle Gary…my heart is broken…a piece of my soul has gone with you …there will always be a void in my heart where you have always been… I’m going to miss you Soo much…you where and are such a big part of me… I’ll never forget you… Godspeed Uncle Gary…and keep the engine running …

  5. BOBBY ROBY May 10, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    The Voice:
    I heard a voice—it was faint but stern—I listened for a moment and then it said, “I don’t have much time, but I need to tell you something; more of a request, if you don’t mind” The voice said, “come closer,” So I walked closer and leaned forward. I heard the voice say, “take care of your wife, my daughter.” I said, “ok, but she is your daughter, why can’t you?” The voice said, “because I am leaving, and I am not coming back.” “I need you to be strong and don’t lack.” “Take care of your kids; Kyle and Brooklyn, for they are young today, so they will hide their sorrow again and again, into tomorrow.” “Be strong for them and love and cherish, for one day, we all will perish.” The voice continued, but the voice sounded more distant, and I knew it would be gone in an instant. I listened more, the voice said, “be strong for my wife, because time for her will be plight.” I nodded my head up and down, although, I couldn’t see anyone, this request was profound. The voice said, “I have a few more request.” “Please look after my oldest granddaughter, Taylor.” I said, “but you are her grandpa” and the voice replied, “but there is nothing like the love of an uncle” and “I know you can be goofy and sweet—therefore, she will have a smile that cannot be beat.” As the tears roll down my face, I hear the voice say, “uplift my oldest daughter with much grace,” “she has a big heart but could easily fall apart.” “So, don’t resist and give her a hug and a kiss.” “For Chris, my to be son-in-law, when things are in despair, remember my request and be sincere, because everyone will shed a tear.” I responded back to the voice by saying: “I promise I can, I promise I will do it right.” Things went quiet, like the still of the night, I called out his name: “Gary Edward Krajewski, Gary Edward Krajewski, Gary Edward Krajewski!” Although, there was no sound or no reply, I said again, “I promise, and you can rely; I accept your request and I will do my best, until the day I die.

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