In Memoriam

Susanne Lotarski, PhD, 1942 - 2017

A lifetime activist in Polonia, President of PAC Washington Metropolitan Area Division for the past 11 years, National VP for Public Relations for four, and VP of the Polish Institute of Arts and Siences in America, died from cancer on July 9, 2017.  Professionally, she worked at Columbia U. with the late Zbigniew Brzezinski, taught political science at Vassar, her alma mater, and was Director of Central & Eastern European Trade at the Department of Commerce, reaching the rank of Deputy Assistant Secretary.

Her father, Casimir Lotarski, was one of the founders of the Polish American Congress in 1944, and also served as Censor of the Polish National Alliance. Sadly, she leaves no family

More details will be placed on the Division's website.
Hilary Czaplicki, 1928 - 2017

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Hilary Czaplicki on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Hilary was a long time Polonia activist, a member of the Polish American Congress (PAC) serving as Vice President and a National Director at Large, and the Censor of the Polish National Alliance (PNA). He will be truly missed by the Polish American community. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

President Frank J. Spula and the National Office of the Polish American Congress.
   
President Lech Kaczynski & Mrs. Maria Kaczynska
& Members of Presidential Delegation to Katyn,
April 10, 2010
   
Les Kuczynski, National Executive Director of PAC, 1947 - 2008

Les Kuczynski, the National Executive Director and long-time office of the Polish American Congress (PAC) and Polish National Alliance, died on August 19, 2008 at age 61.

Press release and biography

   

Col. Casimir I. Lenard, AUS (Ret) 1918 - 2007

Casimir Lenard, veteran of three U.S. wars and fighter for the betterment of the Polish American community and the people of Poland, dies on December 7, 2007 at age 89.

Press release and biography
Funeral Arrangements
PAC Medal of Freedom
Cas Lenard's acceptance speech
Grand Cross of Poland's Order of Merit

   

Edward J. Moskal, 1924-2005

President of the Polish American Congress, 1988-2005

 
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