Eugene F. "Gene" Ignatowski

Ignatowski, Eugene F.

Rochester: March 18, 2017, at the age of 90. Gene is predeceased by his parents, Felix & Charlotte; brother, Donald Ignatowksi. He is survived by his devoted wife, Kathryn (Brett) Ignatowski, children, Nanci Ignatowski, Janet (Joseph) Giarratano, David (Lola) Ignatowski and Paul Ignatowski; grandchildren, Julie (Shawn Riley), Jackie & Jessica (Slobodan) Nikic, Gina & David (Holli Phillips) Ignatowski & Noelle Breedlove; great-grandchildren, Barrett, Maximus, Silas, Travis; sister-in-law, Annmarie (DiGuglielmo) Ignatowski; several nieces & nephews.

Gene’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10AM on Wednesday, March 22 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 West Ridge Rd. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be sent to Catholic Family Center, 87 N Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14604 in Gene’s memory.

Born in Buffalo, but also grew up in Rochester, Gene graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School. After school he served in the United States Air Force and eventually worked as a security guard for Eastman Kodak. He met Kathryn Brett and they were married in 1955 in Holy Rosary Church.

Gene enjoyed his annual trips to Las Vegas, he was a longtime member of the Polish American Club, loved to read books with a western theme, gardening, and enjoyed bowling at Sunset Lanes.

Gene was very hard working, meticulous and kept a very neat and organized home. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.