Adam Thomas Szymanski, 92, of 6874 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Ed Redmond of Johnsonburg, following a short illness.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1918 in Scranton, son of Josef and Lottie Rose Szymanski.
He married Luella J. Fowler on January 18, 1941. She died on November 26, 2002.
He resided in the Rasselas area all of his life and attended school in Instanter and Wilcox.
He was involved with the Holy Cross Church in Rasselas, Wilcox Sportsmen's Club and the Wilcox American Legion. He loved spending time gardening and with his family.
Mr. Szymanski was a World War II veteran, having served overseas with the U.S. Army as a Sergeant with the 107th Medical Battalion, 32nd Infantry Division in the South Pacific where he received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was employed by Jones Township Board of Supervisors for 20 years retiring in 1984. He had formerly worked for the Wabash Ridge Coal Co. for 12 years, the Kane Stone Co. and had worked on the Kinzua Dam Project.
He is survived by one daughter, Jill, Mrs. Edward Redmond Jr., of Johnsonburg; three sons, William Szymanski and his wife Ginny of Newton Falls, OH, Daniel Szymanski of Wilcox and Adam Lee Szymanski and his wife Pam of Mantua, NJ; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He is also survived by four sisters, Lillian Detar of Kenmore, NY, Sophie DeChano of Ridgway, Jacqueline Myslinski of Mullica Hills, NJ and Barbara, Mrs. Theodore Hokoana of Spotsylvania, VA.
He was predeceased by his parents, wife and sons, Thomas and John E. Szymanski; two sisters, Josephine Virgil and Rose Gugino; four brothers, Alex, Sigfried, Joseph and Walter Szymanski.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Adam Thomas Szymanski will be conducted at the Holy Cross Church in Rasselas on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor. Interment will take place at St. Callistus Cemetery in Kane.
Friends will be received at the Anthony J. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, on Tuesday from 5 - 8 p.m. Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg Wilcox Servicemen's Detail. Detail members are asked to assemble at the funeral home Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.