John Botwinski

Thursday, September 8, 2005

John Botwinski, 73, of Largo, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park, Fla.

He was born in Chicago, Ill. He moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1987 and to Largo earlier this year.

Botwinski was a security guard 20 years with Brinks Inc., and later worked in security at Holy Cross Hospital, both in Chicago. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Largo, and a volunteer at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Botwinski; a son, Steven Botwinski of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Carol Botwinski of Largo, Mary Jo Meyer of Chicago; a brother, Robert Botwinski of Chicago; a sister, Stephanie Jung of Englewood, Fla.; and two granddaughters.

Funeral Mass was held Aug. 24 at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 in Serenity Gardens Memorial Park in Largo.

Moss-Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel in Largo was in charge of arrangements.