Jody Gajewski

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Funeral Mass for Jordan "Jody" Gajewski of Ashley, Ill., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Radom, Ill. The Rev. Paul Wienhoff will officiate, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at Nashville Community High School in Nashville, Ill., and from 7:30-8:45 a.m. Wednesday at Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville.

Gajewski, 19, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in an automobile accident in Washington County, Ill.

He was born Oct. 16, 1981, at Pinckneyville, Ill., son of Fred and Marsha Nowakowski Gajewski.

Gajewski was a 1999 graduate of Nashville Community High School, where he lettered in baseball, football and basketball from 1997-99, and helped each of the teams reach state level competition. He was a member of National Honor Society.

He was a junior at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in business. He was a catcher/first baseman and would have been a member of the Indians during the 2002 campaign.

Gajewski had played one season as first baseman with the Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas summer team.

He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville.

Survivors include his parents of Ashley; four brothers, Mick, Andy and Jason Gajewski of the home, Matt Gajewski of Ashley; maternal grandmother, Bernice Nowakowski of Tamaroa, Ill.; and paternal grandmother, Regina Gajewski of Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers.