02/08/2014 16:45

Death of Fr. Zdzislaw (Ziggy) Kruczek CSMM

Madang, 2 AUG 2014. This morning Divine Word Univeristy received the sad news of the death of Prof. Fr. Zdzislaw (Ziggy) Kruczek.

Fr. Ziggy passed away yesterday (1 August 2014) between 6:00 - 7:00pm local time at a hospital in Doha. He had been admitted there on the 8th of July as he failed to make the full travel back home from Papua New Guinea to Poland for medical treatment. He had been diagnosed with suspect cancer of the blood.

Fr. Ziggy’s body will be transported to Poland and the funeral is planned in Poland for next Thursday, the 7th of August, 2014. Fr. Ziggy was a member of the Michaelite Congregation and he was Associate Professor working in the Post-Graduate and Research Department of Divine Word University.

He was 69 and worked for almost 30 years in Papua New Guinea.
A memorial service for Fr. Ziggy is tentatively planned at Divine Word University Madang for Wednesday 6th August at 7.00 pm.

Attached is the last photo of Fr Zdzislaw Kruczek CSMM at Port Moresby airport departing PNG for sick leave on 7 July 2014.