Passing of Vincent Knapczyk, PAC’s prominent and long-serving activist

Vincent Knapczyk

It is with great sadness that we learned about the death of Vincent Knapczyk, Polish American Congress’ prominent activist. His life was shaped by the turmoil of World War II — the invasion of Poland, exile to Siberia, and escape from Russia with General Anders army. Mr. Knapczyk fought with General Anders Polish 2nd Corps in the Italian Campaign, and was wounded in the Battle of Monte Cassino. He later immigrated to the U.S. in 1959, settled in Bridgeport Connecticut, and served the Polish American community in Connecticut as a leader of veteran and civic organizations. Mr. Knapczyk will be greatly missed by the Polish American Congress staff and community. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Knapczyk’s wife Helen and their family. May he rest in peace. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dać Panie a światłość wiekuista niech mu świeci na wieki.

President Frank J. Spula, Representatives of Polish American Congress Eastern Massachusetts, and Consulate of the Republic of Poland in New York City attended Mr. Knapczyk’s funeral. President Spula delivered an eulogy at the funeral.

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