March 1, 1934 ~ June 12, 2020

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Joseph “Joe” Kuciemba, 86, of Bryan, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020, in Bryan. Visitation will begin at 9:30, with a rosary recited at 10:30 am, as visitation is Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the funeral center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am, Saturday, June 20, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery officiating services are Rev. Andrew Dinh and Rev. Msgr. John A. McCaffrey. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Joe was born in Bryan, Texas on March 1, 1934, to John and Annie Kuciemba. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School where he was the quarterback of its first football team. He married his sweetheart, Dolores Lanicek, on October 27, 1956, in the second church building of St. Joseph Church in Bryan. Shortly after they were married, Joe enlisted in the Air Force. Joe was stationed in South Carolina where they began their family. His love of music started at a young age on a homemade guitar. Eventually, he acquired a real guitar and taught himself to play, becoming an amazing musician. He started his first band at the age of 16. He formed and played in various bands for the rest of his life. Joe was retired from the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed all things outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and gardening. But what he enjoyed most was hosting large family gatherings and the times he made music in bands that included his children. Joe was devoted to his wife and seven children.

His parents, John and Annie Kuciemba, and his infant son preceded Joe in death.

Joe leaves behind a large and loving family including his wife of sixty-three years, Dolores; his children David and wife Ramona Kuciemba, Dianne Wauters, Debbie Raley, Don and wife Cindy Kuciemba, Dan and wife Lyn Kuciemba, Denise Kuciemba, and Dena and husband Scott Ruthven; his sister, Helen and husband A.J. Kucera; his sister-in-law, Loretta Lanicek; his brother-in-law, Charles and wife Mary Lanicek. Joe loved being Paw Paw to his adored eighteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by numerous other relatives and close friends.

Honoring the life of Joe as Pallbearers are Jason Wauters, Matt Wauters, Brian Wauters, James Kuciemba, Joseph Kuciemba, Jonathan Kuciemba, Adam Raley, Everett Raley and Cody Ruthven. Serving as Honorary Pallbearer is David Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Church or St. Joseph’s School.

Express condolences at CallawayJones.com

Services

Visitation: June 20, 2020 9:30 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Rosary: June 20, 2020 10:30 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial: June 20, 2020 11:30 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 E 26th St
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
https://www.stjosephbcs.org

Interment: June 20, 2020 12:45 pm

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2801 Old Kurten Rd
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
http://mtcalvarybcs.com

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort and carry you through this time of grief. Hopefully, the many good memories of the good times, the happy times will come easily to you.

  2. So sad to hear of Joe’s passing. I have great memories of Joe and my Dad. Ya’ll are in my prayers.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Joe – my deepest sympathy to Delores and all the Kuciemba Family. Peace and prayers.

  4. Rest In Peace, Mr. Kuciemba. You are one of the kindest men I’ve ever known, and I have so many find memories of you that I will treasure forever.

  5. Dolores and family,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. My mom, Josephine Fojtik, always admired him and his musical talents. We loved listening to his band. He will be missed. Praying for you and your family.

  6. May the perpetual light shine upon you forever.
    We love and miss you Dad, Paw Paw.
    Dan, Lyn, Lis and David

  7. Margie Dlabay
    So sorry for your loss. He was truly an honest,great friend. I loved his music,had great times at his dances. God bless his family.

  8. Margie Dlabay
    June 21,2020
    Dear Delores & Family. Joe will be missed by many people.he will always be remembered as a true friend,&,also for his beautiful
    Music, I danced many miles to his wonderful, joyful music. Joe brought many smiles to numerous people. Delores, you & your family will be remembered in my prayers. He is in a better place now.

  9. Ďear Delores,& Family. Joe will always be remembered as a kind,& loyal friend. You were always treated with respect & kindness. I surely danced many miles to his music. He was a great Family man, & will be remembered as a humorous man & liked to make people happy with his music. I will keep you,Delores & your family in my prayers. MAY GOD BLESS YOU’LL.

  10. Margie Dlabay
    So sorry for your loss. He was truly an honest,great friend. I loved his music,had great times at his dances. God bless his family.

  11. Margie Dlabay
    So sorry for your loss. He was truly an honest,great friend. I loved his music,had great times at his dances. God bless his family.

  12. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a great man, hard worker, and always had a smile on his face. I rented a house from him while in school at A&M and he was a great person to be around. I know he’s up in heaven right now.

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