ALBANY – Stanley Niemiec, 92, of Albany, died Monday, January 11, 2010 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Mr. Niemiec was born in Glenville, CT, and was employed by the Electrolux Corp. for 36 years. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, both in stateside hospitals and as part of a malaria survey unit in Calcutta. “Grandpa” taught us to appreciate human progress as well as life’s simple pleasures, to look for humor in everything, to be a good neighbor to everyone, to have faith, to always want to learn more, and most importantly, to love your family and enjoy every moment of life.
Mr. Niemiec is survived by his wife of 67 years, the love of his life, Sophie Pilitowski Niemiec; his daughters Mary Thomas (Bruce) of Holly Springs, NC, and Theresa Ewell of Albany; his grandchildren Scott Thomas (Heather), Keith Thomas, Catherine Ewell (Matthew Barton), and Michael Ewell (Arielle); and by his great grandchildren Trenton Thomas and Elijah Ewell, all of whom he loved and cherished.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11:30 in Mater Christi Church (formerly St. Catherine of Siena Church), Hurst Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine of Siena School, 35 Hurst Ave., Albany, NY 12208. To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a prayer card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.