WOLNIEWICZ, JOHN J., 79, of Belleair
Bluffs, died Friday (May 3, 2002) VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He
came here in 1977 from his native Chicago. He was a retired draftsman
and was Catholic. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the 508th
Parachute Infantry during World War II. He was wounded in France in 1944
and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of Bay Pines/Holiday
Isles Chapter 13 DAV, St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his wife of 57
years, Adeline; a son, John S., Las Vegas; a daughter, Sandra Kight, St.
Petersburg; two brothers, Richard Longmont, Colorado, and James, Chula
Vista, Calif; and four sisters, Veronica Stachowiak, Rita Bannach and
Diane Wolniewicz, all of Chicago, and Helen Hnetynka, Cicero, Ill.; five
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and
Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
(St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL, 5 May
2002, Page 7 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
Grave markers for John J.
Wolniewicz and his wife Adeline in
Sec: 67, Site: 1749 of the Arlington National Cemetery,
Arlington (Arlington County), Virginia.
John enlisted at Chicago, IL on November
28, 1942 jumped into Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, He was a
member of Sgt Zelinsky's jump stick in a C-47 (tail number 43-15345 and)
Chalk 54) for that mission.