Daniel Florian Kurzenski

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Daniel F. Kurzenski passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, August 8, 2008 at his home in Torrance. He was 84 years old. Daniel was born on April 9, 1924 in Paramus, New Jersey. He served in the United States Army from 1944 - 1946. From 1946 - 1949 he worked in the South Pacific for the Atomic Energy Commission. His experience prepared him for his job at Northrop. Daniel worked as an air frame mechanic and then as a manager at Northrop for 30 years; he retired in 1979. While retired, he enjoyed working in his garage, gardening, and spending time with his family. He lived in Torrance and was an active member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church for over 50 years. Daniel is survived by his loving wife, Katherine, of 55 years. He leaves behind one son, Ed (Heidi) Kurzenski of Honolulu, Hawaii, and one daughter, Florianne (Dan) Lampkins of Gardena. He will be dearly missed by his nine grandchildren, Davis, Rachel, and Heather Kurzenski, and Joanna, Joshua, Jana, Jennifer, Justin, and Jeremy Lampkins. The viewing will be held at 5:00 PM and the rosary at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 15th at McCormick Mortuary in Gardena. The funeral will take place at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 16th at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Gardena.

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  1. Ski worked on the early F-5A/B mock-ups in the old countdown building in plant 3 during most of the 60’s. As an engineer, I spent quite a lot of time there also and found Ski to be a real “can do” guy. Always helpful and pleasure to work with. I learned a lot from Ski on how to build airplanes.

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss Kurzenski’s. I am sure his strong faith put Mr. Daniel K. on the fast track to heaven. Much Aloha, Kevin, Kelly, Ty and Rachel Turner

  3. Ed The Thomas family’s thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care and know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Sanford Thomas

  4. To Katherine: With deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. May God be with him. Truly we miss Dan from the Silver Sneakers

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you all! I bet their is a party going on in heaven.

  6. Joanna I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather. Just know he is at peace in heaven looking down at all his angels your family. God Bless you all.

  7. I will miss my Uncle Danny. The Thanksgiving table will be missing a very important person this year. I guess Uncle Danny and my mom (Mary) will have to enjoy a very special thanksgiving dinner together with the rest of the family in heaven this year.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you Auntie Tiet, Ed and Heidi and Florianne and Dan. All of you are such a loving testimony to how wonderful a dad and grandpa Uncle Danny was. I have great memories. I love you all and I am there in spirit. Love Terry

  9. Dear Aunt Teet, Florianne, and Eddie, We will miss Uncle Danny so much, but will always remember him and how lively he made every conversation. This year your dad and my mom will have Thanksgiving dinner together. We love you all and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Big Hugs, The Mayfield Family

  10. Dear Kurzenski family, My family sends their love and support during this very difficult time. We love all of you very much and want you to know that you are always in our prayers and forever in our thoughts. Uncle Danny was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed dearly. His love and caring spirit lives on in all of you, especially in his grandchildren. If there is anything you need or want please don’t hesitate to call on your family who loves you and wants to comfort you in times of despair. Our love always, The Johnson family

  11. Dear Aunt Katherine and Family, So sorry to hear of Uncle Danny’s passing; may he be in our Lord’s embrace now. Our love to all your family, and we will keep you and Uncle Danny in our prayers. May God less you all, Romy and John Mellino and Family

  12. Uncle Danny and the entire Kurzenski family have been a wonderful part of our lives. Having the Kurzenski’s at the Delgado functions as well as the Rymer/Klienpeter/Broussard/Giesel side of family events made memories wth Uncle Danny that much more plentiful. Thank you Kurzenski family for being in our lives and and special prayers for Uncle Danny that he is rewarded in heaven for all the good people and events that have come about in this life because of who he was. God bless Uncle Danny

  13. ED I was sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. It sounds like he had an interesting life and the good fortune to enjoy a loving family and the joy of knowing so many grand children. Our Prayer’s will be with you and your family. Jim and Sue Dixon

  14. First, I want to thank you all for you kind thoughts and prayers. Papa~ Goodbye my love, my life and my best friend. Put your feet in the bed. Love always, Katherine

  15. Katherine: May your cherished memories give you comfort at this time of loss. Dan, we are going to miss you. Save a place for us up there.

  16. Dear Katherine and Family: I want to say thank you for having Danny as a friend for 55 years. He was there when I got out of the service in 1954 and actually provided me with a home for quite a few years even after 1954…make that 1960. And, if that’s not enough…he helped me and Mary build onto our first home in 1970. So, I guess I can expect Danny to start working on my home in heaven…Mary will tell you what she wants it to look like! Love you all…Teet, Florianne, Eddie and family.

  17. Dear Kurzenski Family: We are so sorry to have lost Uncle Danny….he was such a good man, father and uncle. He was a constant in all of our lives and will be truly missed every day but especially at the Thanksgiving Table where he was sure to be, sitting at head of the table with our parents. Wonderful memories will stay with us forever. We love you, The Adams Family

  18. Eddie and Florianne, While we can’t be there for the services our prayers will be offered for you, your families and your dad. Danny, Julie and family

  19. Danny was a good man, a good husband, and a good father. I have never ever heard bad word ever spoken about him. Ed was very lucky to have him as a father. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of mourning. Mark

  20. Katherine, the loss you must feel is unimaginable. Thank the Lord for the comfort of your family, and cherish their closeness.

  21. I just returned from attending the rosary, and enjoyed seeing the pictures at the end. A beautiful family. I will always remember being pulled by Venus as we would begin our walks, because she saw the man in the straw hat on his hands and knees gardening before I did, knowing that the sooner she got to him, the sooner she’d be getting special treatment from her best buddy on the block. Truly a nice and gentle soul, Dan was. Take care and God bless.

  22. I will cherish the many memories I have of Uncle Danny and I am thankful for the blessing that was his presence in all of our lives. I love you Uncle Danny.

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