Adolph John Markowski

08/04/2015 3:29 PM |

Adolph John Markowski of Riverhead died Aug. 2 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 93.

He was born April 24, 1922, in Oyster Bay to Anna (Szczerba) and Alexander Frank Markowski. He married Lynn Stasiukiewicz April 27, 1952, at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead.

Adolph served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation metalsmith during World War II from 1942 to 1946 on the aircraft carrier Wasp. During his time of service he received the Purple Heart. He later worked for Grumman Aerospace as an aircraft mechanic and metalsmith and retired in 1973.

Adolph was a life member of the Polish Independent Club and Polish Town Civic Association in Riverhead. He was also a proud member of Van Rensselaer-Skidmore Veterans of Foreign War Post 2476 in Riverhead, where he served in the color guard.

Family members said Adolph was an inventor and “Mr. Fix-it.”

Predeceased by his daughter Christine Markowski-Zambzryski in 2015, he is survived by his wife; his children John J. of Maine and  Sophia (Joseph) Cicilioni of New York City and his grandson, Jacob. He was also predeceased by an older brother, Edward, and a younger brother, Alexander. His brother Felix and sister, Frances, died in infancy.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 6, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will take place at the church cemetery.

This is a paid notice. 

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