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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 […]

Chet Schafer
A Cultural Beacon
Passes On At 95

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Chester “Chet” Schafer, a cultural beacon in Chicago’s Polish-American community, passed away on April 11, 2018, at the age of 95. He was a polka radio disc jockey and music producer, champion of Polish culture, and father of 13 children. He is believed to have one of the longest-running radio careers in the Chicago area […]

Stanley V. Jaworski Passes On

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NEW JERSEY – Stanley V. Jaworski, 87, of Little Falls, passed away March 12, 2018. Loving husband of the late Justine “Sue” (nee Dutko) Jaworski. Devoted father of Dianna Jaworski and Mark Artis, and Mark Jaworski and wife Jennifer. Adored grandfather of Jacqueline Jaworski and Nicholas Jaworski. Stanley lived in Little Falls for over 52 […]

Obit – Thelma Makatenas

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Beloved Mother & Grandmother, 93 NEW JERSEY – Long time Cranford resident Thelma Ruth Makatenas, 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ surrounded by her loving family. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the viewing on Thursday, February 15 from 4 to 8 […]