Casimer V. "Ky" Zaleski

July 19, 1922 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 97)


Casimer V. “Ky” Zaleski

Age 97, of Canton, passed away Friday March 13, 2020 in his home. He was born July 19, 1922 in Canton to the late Stanley and Regina (Smolinski) Zaleski. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 330th Infantry, active in the second wave at Omaha Beach and was awarded a Purple Heart. Ky retired from the Roofer’s Local #88 after 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Anthony/All Saints Parish. Ky enjoyed photographing the many family gatherings and the years working with Zaleski Brothers Film Productions. He is preceded in death by six brothers, Stephen, Alexander, Ed, Leonard, Frank and Dick Zaleski; two sisters, Jennie Pwarck and Sophia Norman. Ky is survived by four children, Cynthia (Jon) Thomas, Casimer V. Zaleski Jr., William “Bill” (Sharon) Zaleski and Raymond (Laura) Zaleski; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; his former spouse, Mary Catherine Stoakes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 10:00am in St. Anthony/All Saints Parish with Fr. Tom Kraszewski as celebrant. Burial with military honors will be Wednesday at 2:30pm in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends and family will be received Tuesday 5-7pm in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at



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March 17, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home
4041 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44707

Mass of Christian Burial
March 18, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Anthony/All Saints Parish
1530 - 11th St SE
Canton, OH 44707

March 18, 2020

2:30 PM
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Rd
Seville, OH 44270

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