My grandfather (1st generation American) did not know much about his father’s life before he came here. He did once tell me that there were three of them and that his father (Panko Hruszczak) was the only son. The two girls, he had heard, married Frenchmen and stayed there. He never was certain if they moved to
or not, just that their husbands were from . So when I notice someone
with the same last name, I pay attention. France
During a random broad search on Ancestry.com, I found the obituary for an Anna Hruszczak Coffey. I have not connected this family with mine. I know little about them, although I will trace them too and see if we do connect.
Her obituary reads:
Anna Hruszczak Coffey, 60, of
died Monday, July 15, 2013, at her home. Born: Oxford, NJ Elizabeth,
NJ, October 24, 1952, daughter of the late
Wasyl and Rosalia Sapira Hruszczak, she had resided in since 1984. Personal: She served with
the US Air Force for eight years during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Oxford . Anna
retired in 2012, from Hagedorn Geriatric and Psychiatric Care Facility,Glen
Gardner, NJ. Survivors: Surviving are a daughter, Natalia Coffey, of Arlington,
VA; a son, Daniel Coffey, of Oxford, NJ; two brothers, George Hruszczak of
Jackson, NJ, and Walter Hruszczak of Kintnersville, PA; and three sisters, Luba
Nestorowycz of Rochester, NY, Mary Cheshaek of Gilbert, AZ, and Christine
Saunders of Myrtle Beach, SC. Her husband, Charles F. Coffey, died in 1985; a
sister, Katherine Finnigan, died in 2006; and a brother, Frederick Hruszczak,
died in 2009. Services: Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013,
at 10:00 AM in the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Germany 147 Main Street, Flemington,
NJ. Calling hours will be
Friday 6:00-8:00 PM
Source:The Express Times. (LehighValleyLive.com), 17 July 2013.
Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016