Father +Andrew Krasulski, 91, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, January 15 at his home in Cape Coral, Florida. Born on October 23, 1929, the youngest of the nine children of John and Anna (nee Rudowski) Krasulski, He spent his youth on Polander Hill where he was a member of Saint Vladimirs Ukrainian Catholic Church. He attended KM Smith Elementary school and graduated in 1948 from Newport high school. He immediately joined the US army and served in Seoul during the Korean conflict.
Back in the states, he matriculated at Wilkes college until he felt the call to priestly life. He transferred to Saint Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic college in Stamford, Connecticut where he earned a BA in philosophy. He then attended Saint Josephat seminary at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.
He began a teaching career of 30 years as the much loved Mr. Andy, going from the classroom to administration including guidance counselor and principal. In 1960, he was awarded the Fulbright teacher exchange scholarship and taught industrial arts in Buckie, Scotland. He returned to Glen Ridge junior high school in Prince George’s County, Maryland where he was the soccer and baseball coach. Father would frequently joke that he was still looking for the kid who pulled the fire alarm in 1963 because as he exited his classroom, he met a new teacher, Jeannette Rowland, whom he married and celebrated 58 years together until his death.
40 years after leaving the seminary, he was ordained to the Catholic priesthood for Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in Parma, Ohio. After serving several years in St. Petersburg Florida, Father Andrew was called to Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. For 14 years, he served as pastor to two churches in Cambria County. He retired at the age of 85.
He is survived by his sister Emily Weisberg of Waterbury Connecticut, his wife Jeannette and their four children, the Honorable Mary Evans, Dr. Anna Metroka, twin sons Master Sergeant Peter and Paul krasulski, six grandchildren, and two great grandsons, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are being orchestrated by Stegura funeral home, Hanover St., Nanticoke. Friday evening viewing from five until seven, with Priestly Parastas being sung at seven. Saturday, father’s casket will be open from 10 to 11 at Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church W. Main St., Glen Lyon. Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 o’clock by the Bishop of Saint Josaphat Eparchy, his excellency Reverend Bohdan Danylo and Fr Roman Petryshak. Interment will follow in Saint Vladimir‘s cemetery, Polander Hill, Alden.
May Father +Andrew’s memory be eternal! Вічная Пам’ять!