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Obituary – Alina (nee Cegielka) Zgrajewicz

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Manville, NJ – Alina (nee Cegielka) Zgrajewicz, 67, went home to be in the loving arms of Our Lord on Thursday, June 5, 2021 at St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick. She was born in Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland on May 9, 1954. As it was customary to go to a trade school in communist Poland, […]

PMA Mourns The Loss of Bohdan Sokolowski

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The Polish Museum of America honors the memory of PMA friend and brother-in-law of PMA Board Member Anna Sokolowski, Bohdan “Dan” L. Sokolowski, who passed away on March 1, 2021, at age 73. Dan was born, alongside his twin brother Mark, on August 8, 1947 in England. After spending his youth in Argentina, he arrived with […]

Edward F. Olearczyk Sr.
A Proud Polonian!

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Edward F. Olearczyk of Linden and Watchung, NJ died peacefully on December 1, 2020 at his daughters home in Barnegat. Edward was born 1928 in Linden, NJ to Mary and Andrew Olearczyk. Educated in public schools he left high school to join the Navy in 1945. After leaving the US Navy he found employment with […]

PMA Mourns The Loss of
Edmund J. Gronkiewicz

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Edmund J. Gronkiewicz, 81, born in Chicago on February 4, 1939, passed away on September 3, 2020. He was the loving son of the late Edmund Gronkiewicz and the late Mary Balonek Gronkiewicz. He was the dearest friend of Joan Trandel. Edmund grew up on the Southwest Side of Chicago and attended St. Casimir Grammar […]

PMA Mourns The Loss
of Stanley W. Lyskanowski

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The Polish Museum of America honors the memory of PMA member and friend, Stanley W. Lyskanowski, who passed away on August 23, 2020, at age 95. Stanley was born near Warsaw, Poland, and his young life was transformed by the horrors of World War II, yet bittersweet luck made him a survivor. In 1940, his sister […]

103 Year Old Polonian Historian
Edward Pinkowski
Passes On

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Jean Szot
An American Dream Story

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Longtime resident of Linden, NJ, Jean Szot, passed away January 19th, 2019. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Szot. The story of Jean Szot’s life is the story of the American Dream. Jean came to America from Poland in 1962 and worked hard to give her family opportunities that she never […]

Memorial Service for Krzysztof Postawa

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Memorial Service Krzysztof Postawa, fine musician: pianist, composer, pedagogue, vocalist, multiinstrumentalist, piano tuner, craftsman, who passed away July 11, 2018 in New York, will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm Parkside Memorial Chapels 98-60 Queens Blvd Rego Park, NY 11374   Those whom we love and value do not ever die.

Piast Institute Mourns
The Passing of
Dr. T. Radzilowski

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The Piast Institute, our Polish-American family, and our Hamtramck community lost a great leader in the passing of Dr. Thaddeus C. Radzilowski. He passed away on Friday, July 20th, surrounded by loved ones. Dr. Radzilowski was a highly accomplished historian and academic studying Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, producing countless manuscripts on these important topics. […]

Robert T. Pawlak
Known As “Happy Bob”
Passes On At 76

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NEW YORK – Mr. Robert T. “Happy Bob” Pawlak, 76, of Hagaman, New York passed away peacefully with his family at his side Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York. He was born March 14, 1942 in Amsterdam, New York a son of the late Stanley […]