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Remembering Włodzimierz Polanski


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Member Sandy Delcoure Passes

Sandra Delcoure

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John Komos Memorial Saturday, June 10th

Dear Members and Friends,

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Stanley Podolski

Obituary for Stanley H. Podolski, Jr.

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Stanley H. Podolski, Jr.

January 10, 1928 – February 9, 2017

.Podolski, Stanley H. Jr., on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
Beloved husband of Eleanor T. Podolski (nee Deptula).
Dearest father of Linda (Thomas Edward) Schulte, Stanley (Illeane) H. III., & the late James J. Podolski. Dearest Grandpa to Alissa (Donald Corie) Nicks, Stanley “Lee” (Sarah) Podolski IV , Elena Schulte, Lydia Schulte, Grant E. Podolski. Great-Grand Father to Vivian Nicks.
Our brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin & friend to many.
Stan was a member of the PFA Nest 45, Polish American Cultural Society, American Legion, Polish American Golfer Association and the 3 Hole in One Club. He was the owner operator of Podolski’s Market, a member of Meat Cutters local 88, and a retired officer of Pulaski Bank.
Funeral on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1413 N. 20th Street, 63106.
Funeral Mass at 11:00 am.
Visitation at church from 10:00 to 11:00 am.
Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials to St. Stanislaus Restoration Fund Appreciated .

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Jack and Shirley Cygan Passing

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Theodore Koziatek

Dear Members and Friends,

I regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Ted Koziatek yesterday, July 7th. Ted is a long time member of the Polish American Cultural Society as well as the husband of Geraldine (Gery), the editor of our Hejnal publication. Our condolences and prayers are with the Koziatek family.

Mass of the Resurrection to be held at Incarnate Word Catholic Church, 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield on Fri., July 10 at 11 a.m. Interment: Bellerive Gardens Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to The Little Sisters of The Poor, 3225 N. Florissant Ave., St. Louis MO 63107 or The Salvation Army.


Ted K


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PACS: In Memory of Jeanette Kosakowska-Rogers

Mrs. Jeanette Kosakowska-Rogers passed peacefully Friday evening. Mrs. Rogers was past President of the Polish American Cultural Society from 1993 to 1998 and Chair of the Polonez Ball for many years. Her service and dedication to St. Louis Polonia was extensive and will be sorely missed.


Rogers, Jeanette K. (nee Kosakowski) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Beloved daughter of the late Benjamin and Estelle (nee Szydlowski) Kosakowski. Loving wife of the late William Faber Rogers. Dear sister of Marianne Szydlowski and the late Leonard and Donald Kosakowski. Our Dearest aunt, great aunt, great great aunt, cousin and friend.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 25th at Annunziata Catholic Church, 9305 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, 63125 from 9 am to 10 am with Mass following at 10am.

Interment private.


Wednesday February 25, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Annunziata Catholic Church


Wednesday February 25, 2015, 10:00 AM at Annunziata Catholic Church



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In Remembrance of Edmund F. Burdzy

It is with deepest regrets that we say goodbye to a wonderful, charismatic and generous man. Edmund F. Burdzy has been a strong supporter of Polonia in St. Louis, the Roman Catholic Church and an active member of the PACS for many years with his wife, Dolores at his side. He will be dearly missed.

Burdzy, Edmund F. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, October 6, 2014.
Beloved husband to Dolores A. (nee Sendobry) Burdzy for 61 years.
Dearest dad to Christina (Greg) Zinselmeier, Charissa (Mark) Steinlage, Cathleen (Mike) Petrie & Celeste (Jim) Imperiale.
Dear Granpa to Emily, Christian, Mark Jr., Sean, Joel & Allise, Tyler, Trevor, Jenny & Joe, Nick, Alex & the late Lauren.
Jagi to Ian & Colin, Kora, Mareck & Elijah.
Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin & friend to many.
Edmund retired after 43 years from McDonnell Douglas/Boeing aircraft planning & engineering division where he proudly worked on the F-18 Hornet project. He was very proud of his Polish Heritage. In his heyday, he played the banjo in a band called Polka Dots.
Funeral services will begin on Friday, October 10, 9:15 am at the STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL & CREMATION CENTER, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. then process to St. Angela Merici Church for 10:00 am Mass.
Interment Calvary Cemetery,
Memorials to the Polish Heritage Center or a charity of your choice.


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Chester Niemczyk, First PACS President Dies

Mr. Niemczyk passed on June 4, 2014 at the age of 68.  He was the first president of the PACS from 1976 to 1980. His funeral was Monday, June 9th.

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Robert “Bob” Heuermann

Mr. Bob Heuermann will be greatly missed.  As an active member, supporter and friend of the PACS, he and his wife, Deanna, attended almost all of our events.

Bob Heuermann was instrumental in promoting and producing the PACS movie presentation of Bloody Foreigners. The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain in August of 2012.  He owns, built and displayed the 1/4 scale working radio controlled Spitfire Fighter of the 303 Polish Squadron at the event. He also gave a presentation and answered questions after the movie.

Mr. Heuermann was a true friend of Polonia.  With no genetic attachment to Poland, Bob adopted the Poles as brothers. He was a man, outside of our world, that recognized the true strength, integrity and drive for our self-identity and survival. He was one of us.

God bless you Mr. Heuermann

Heuermann, Robert Ralph Bob of Hazelwood, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on Friday, April 18, 2014. Loving husband of Deanna Dalzell Heuermann for forty-eight years; brother of Daniel Heuermann (Patricia), devoted father of Robert Heuermann (Cindy), Carol Heuermann (Robert Fitch), Barbara Langston, and Katie Heuermann (Jim McCallister); grandfather of six, great-grandfather of six, and five nieces. Bob was a kind, loving, and sensitive father and friend to all. Notable to his career he served twenty-five years as an executive at Wetterau Incorporated where he launched their international division, and was recipient of the Dwight Davis Foundation award for volunteer service to the economic development of the city of Hazelwood. His memory remains with us always. Services: A Funeral Mass will be conducted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 751 North Jefferson Street, Florissant on Saturday, April 26th at 10:30 a.m. Visitation for family and friends will be held in the church narthex starting at 9:30. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Paraquad, St. Louis Society for the Blind, or the church of your choice.

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