Remembering Fr Ron Bagienski, Former Pastor of St. John Kanty Parish Community

Fr Ron passed away on April 9. Below is a brief writeup provided by Pietszak Funeral Home. Our condolences go out to his family. Rest in Peace, Fr Ron!

Pastor Emeritus of St. John Kanty Parish, Former Parish Administrator of Transfiguration R.C. Church and Pastor of Holy Apostles SS. Peter & Paul R.C. Church, all of Buffalo, New York, Rev. Ronald A. Bagienski, while serving as chaplain on the Holland America Cruise ship Zaandam, he suddenly took ill and passed away, at the age of 75.

Previous to his passing he was transferred to the Clinica Del INCA, Intensive Care Unit, in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.

Fr. Ron, was the devoted son of the late Stella (Lewandowski) and late Stanley Bagienski and beloved brother of  Monica (Randal) Golden, of Naples, Florida and loving uncle of Sloan (Daniel) Blair, of Naples, Florida. He was also survived by his longtime friends, Thomas R. Boeck, and George R. Palz.

Arrangements for Father Bagienski’s Funeral are pending his return to the United States.

As per Father Bagienski’s wishes, Flowers are gratefully declined and Memorials in the form of Mass offerings are preferred.

Here is a link to a short videoclip of Fr Ron’s last Mass at SJK (credit: Christopher Byrd/Broadway Fillmore Alive).

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