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Alphonse "Al" Casimer Cudzilo

June 30, 1924 January 22, 2018
Alphonse "Al" Casimer Cudzilo
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Alphonse Casimer “Al” Cudzilo, age 93, of Knoxville, passed away on January 22, 2018 at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home.
Al is survived by his wife of 70 years, Josephine Cudzilo; son James Cudzilo (Karen) of Knoxville TN; son Wayne Cudzilo (Karen) of CT; brother Michael Cudzilo of Delaware. He is also survived by grandchildren: Corey (Jess), Zach (Natalie), Ben (Brittany), Noah (Hannah), Isaac (fiancée Cydney), Michelle, Matthew (Rose), Megan (Justin), Adrienne Gillis and Melissa Cudzilo. 16 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Timothy and son Glenn, brother Joseph Cudzilo and brother John Cudzilo.
Al was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in the South Pacific during WWII. He and Josephine were born in Buffalo and lived in that area until 2016 when they came to Knoxville. Al worked for the J.H. Williams Company for over 40 years as a machinist. He worked part time for the local school system for 20 years as a custodian and then 12 years for Tops Markets. He finally retired when he was about 80. Al was an avid gardener. He and Josephine “Jo” loved collecting and digging for minerals and had an extensive mineral and gem collection. They were long time members of the Buffalo Geological Society. Prior to moving to Knoxville they attended Shalom Baptist Church, North Tonawanda, New York.
A memorial service, with military honors, will be held on Monday, January 29th at 11:30am at the:
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:
Hope Resource Center
2700 Painter Ave. SW
Knoxville, TN 37919

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11:30 AM 1/29/2018 11:30:00 AM
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

2200 East Gov John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914

East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
2200 East Gov John Sevier Highway Knoxville 37914 Tennessee
United States

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Hope Resource Center

2700 Painter Ave SW
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

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