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John J. Kunzman Sr.

Article - #1 (The Sharon Herald - August 31, 2010)

 

 

 

JOHN J. KUZMAN - Bar owner, polka promoter, honoree.

Poland, Ohio - John J. Kuzman Sr. of Girard, died August 28, 2010, in Hospice House, Poland. He was 87. Mr. Kuzman was born March 2, 1923, in Youngstown, a son of Angelo and Margaret Gallagher Kuzman. John owned and operated Kuzman's Bar in Girard for the past 50 years. He was a graduate of Girard High School in 1942. Mr. Kuzman served in the Navy for four years during World War II and belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 419 and American Legion Post 235, both Girard. John was a member of St. Rose Church, Girard; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 276, Greenville; Girard Italian Fraternal Home Club; Youngstown Saxon Club; Youngstown Croatian Home; Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Warren, Ohio; and Youngstown Penn Ohio Boosters Club. As a lover of polka music, John and his wife especially enjoyed dancing. He was a polka promoter for 63 years and supported all the polka bands and polka associations. John was the first "Man of the Year" in 1980 for the Penn Ohio Polka Pals and in 2009 was inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame for his support and promotion of polka music. In 1996, he was nominated for Lifetime Achievements at the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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