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Walter Maznicki

Walter MaznickiMale View treeBorn: 1897-10-17Died: 2001-10-22
Father: UnspecifiedMother: Unspecified
Children: George Maznicki Sr.
Siblings: none

Walter Maznicki

October 22, 2001

Walter Maznicki, 104, of Wethersfield, husband of the late Mary (Popiel) Maznicki, died after a brief illness on Monday, (October 22, 2001). He was born in Jaslo, Poland on October 17, 1897, and was one of many Polish pioneers who came to the United States through Ellis Island in 1909 to Rhode Island, settling in Hartford in 1912 and moving to Wethersfield in 1985. In 1915, he joined a group of 16 young men who left the United States to join Marshall Joseph Pilsudski’s First Brigade in Europe. Between 1915 and 1920, he participated in battles against Russians, Germans, and finally the Bolsheviks. Numerous medals and honors were accorded him for his bravery and courage. After returning to the USA, he worked in Plymouth Lunch, and then became owner of Morgan Lunch on Asylum Street from 1931-1942. He retired from the Security Dept. of G. Fox Co. in 1968. He worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service as an interpreter in the Polish language. He was a member of the Polish National Home, serving as president from 1958-1960; a director for 20 years and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee for eight years. He was one of the founders of the Polish American Congress and served as Secretary of the Connecticut Chapter for ten years. He served a tenure as president of the Polish United Societies. During his lifetime, he was an active participant in various Polish political and cultural organizations, including the Falcons, Polish Boy Scouts, PNA Group 856. Polish Republican Club, Polish Veterans Post 119. He was a member of SS Cyril & Methodius Church. He was predeceased by his son, George. He is survived by his daughter, Christine Golaszewski and her husband, Walter of Wethersfield; daughter-in-law, Rita Maznicki in Florida; five grandchildren, Joan Lenssen in Florida, Ken Golaszewski in Texas, Deborah Arensen in Florida, Patricia Maznicki in California, George Maznicki Jr. in Florida; five great grandchildren Frank Maznicki, Drew, Page and Nicholas Lenssen, all in Florida, Zackary Golaszewski in Texas; his siblings, Genevieve Jaworski of East Hartford, Stanley Maznicki of Wethersfield, Helen Schultz in Wisconsin, Theodore Maznicki in Georgia and Edward Maznicki in Nevada; many nieces and nephews; and his devoted caretaker, Anna Conway. He will be remembered as a soldier, patriot, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. The funeral will be Saturday, 9:15 a.m., from the South Green Memorial Home, 43 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., in SS Cyril & Methodius Church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. His family will receive friends Friday, from 2-5 p.m. at the South Green Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Joseph College Vision Campaign, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

George Maznicki Sr.

George Maznicki Sr.Male View treeBorn: 1923-01-20Died: 2000-02-19
Father: Walter MaznickiMother: Mary (Popiel) Maznicki
Children: Deborah Maznicki, Patricia Maznicki, George Maznicki Jr.
Siblings: none

MAZNICKI, George W. Sr.

George W. Maznicki, 76, of Partidge Hill, Essex, died Saturday (February 19, 2000) in Essex. He was the husband of Rita (Grastaitis) Maznicki. Mr. Maznicki was born in Hartford on June 20, 1923, son of Walter Maznicki of Wethersfield, and the late Mary (Popiel) Maznicki. He graduated from St. Cyril and Methodius in Hartford, and attended St. Thomas Seminary, and graduated from Univ of Conn. as a physicist. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater in the 69th Division. He was a volunteer with the International Executive Service Corps Stamford, with its foundation in Poland. He was a resident of Essex for over 35 years, and was a member of St. John’s Church, Old Saybrook, and Our Lady of Sorrows, Essex. Besides his wife and father, he is survived by his son, George W. Maznicki, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, FL; his daughters, Patricia Ann Maznicki of Los Angeles, CA., and Deborah Maznicki of Fort Lauderdale, FL; his sister, Christine Golaszewski of Wethersfield; and his grandson, Frank W. Maznicki. A memorial mass will be held TODAY, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m., at St. John’s Church, Old Saybrook. Burial will be private. The Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St., Centerbrook, is in charge of arrangements. A memorial mass will also be celebrated on Fri., Feb. 25, at 10 a.m., at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Hartford. Contributions may be made in his memory to the SS. Cyril & Methodius School Fund, 35 Groton St. Hartford, CT 06106.

George W. Maznicki

Management and manufacturing executive

Born Jun. 20, 1923, Hartford (CT), U.S.; son of Walter and Mary (Popiel); married Rita (Grastaite); children: George, Patricia, Debora.

Education: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1950.

Career: sales engineer, Hartford Electrical Steel Corporation (CT), 1950-53; assistant plant manager, M. H. Rhodes, Inc., 1953-57; factory manager, Underwood Corporation, 1957-59; group plant manager, The Frank Parizek Manufacturing Company, 1959-69; general manager, Essex Engineering, 1969-76; manufacturing vice president, Connor, Inc., 1976-78; vice president, High Standard, Inc., 1978-84; vice president, general manager, Advanced Vacuum Systems, 1985-87; general manager, M.D.E., Inc., 1987-89; Retired; volunteer consultant to Polish plant PBM, sent by International Executive Service Corps, Sosnowiec, 1991.

Served with: U.S. Army, World War II, European Theater, Infantry, 1943-46.

Languages: English, Polish.

Hobbies: boating, fishing, music.

Home: 26 Partridge , Essex, CT 06426.

From: “Who’s Who in Polish America” 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,

New York, NY, 1996

February 24, 2000