Eugene M. Scesniak

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EUGENE M. SCESNIAK of North Little Rock, Ark., passed on to his eternal home Dec. 2, 2022. He was a beloved husband, father, and friend to many. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 18, 1932, and lived an incredible 89 years of life. His three careers included 20 years in the United States Air Force as a navigator on C-130's serving in Korea and Vietnam. He was highly honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross. After retirement, his 2nd career was as a successful stockbroker with Merrill Lynch. This may surprise everyone, but Gene and his wife Elizabeth began their crafting career in High School. Together they enjoyed this 3rd vocation which blossomed into Delightful Décor scrubbing and artistically painting Gourdgeous Gourds. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Antoinette Szczesniak and his younger sister, Maxine Szczesniak. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth, his daughters Debra Seznik-Thomas and her husband Ted, Diane Walla and her husband Greg, grandchildren, Joe Thomas and his wife Taylor, Jake Thomas, Lane Walla and Waverly Walla; and sister, Louise Pierce. Eugene was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for many years. One of his best attributes was that he had the patience of a Saint! Although he will be sorely missed here on earth, he has been welcomed into Heaven as a good and faithful servant. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. John Wakube as Celebrant. Committal will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at

Published December 11, 2022

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