Sumter, SC…Stanislaw Jozef Mulawka, Jr., 70, husband of Barbara Maria Mulawka (nee Grottel) and beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, peacefully died July 5, 2020, surrounded by family, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, in Sumter, South Carolina.
Born April 13, 1950, in Pelkinie, Poland, he was the son of Stanislaw Mulawka, and Jozefa Mulawka (nee Bojarska). Stanislaw obtained a graduate degree in Engineering, Metallurgy and Mining, at the Silesian University of Technology, in Gliwice, Poland, including time studying abroad in East Germany. He spoke several languages. He also served in the Polish Army while in college and worked with anti-aircraft artillery units. Stanislaw then immigrated to the United States, started a family, and continued working at the same factory, in meager conditions, with impeccable work ethic, for the next 40 years, until medically retiring last fall. He then joined his daughter’s family, stationed at Shaw Air Force Base, in Sumter, South Carolina.
A devout Roman Catholic, Stanislaw was an avid supporter of his community, and those less fortunate. Values that he instilled in his children and grandchildren, include but are certainly not limited to: the value of hard work, integrity, honesty, benevolence, kindness to all things living, respect for accurate historical events, humbleness despite accolades and achievements, the importance of education, and giving credit where credit is due. His utmost respect and admiration for human life, was apparent to anyone who met him, until his last breath.
Truly achieving the American dream by building a bright future for his children and grandchildren, Stanislaw lived a life of humbleness, and with his spouse, cultivated a daughter who became a physician, and another daughter who became a published forensic scientist. Stanislaw honored the United States, yet always remained a Polish patriot. He will be laid to rest in his hometown in Poland, with several masses taking place in his honor, with family around the globe.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, survivors include Stanislaw’s two children, Malgorzata Hasek (Quentin), of Shaw Air Force Base, SC, Marzena Mosco (Michael), of San Diego, CA; five granddaughters, Hanna, Lucyna, Zofia, Jordan, Georgia. Several family members in Poland, including twin sister Marysia Adamiec, and younger sisters, with families, Urszula (Wladek) Markowic, Halina Majcher, Dorota (Wawrzek) Wojtas, with multiple nieces and nephews.
Stanislaw was preceded in death by his daughter Hanna, his parents, and several aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Stanislaw’s ongoing charitable efforts, please donate time and/or monetary efforts, to a charity of your choice. Stanislaw was an avid supporter of those less fortunate, children, animals, veterans, the outdoors, and his community. Other options may include the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or your local hospice.
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