Mr. Harry Malawy, 92, of Nashville, Ill., born Nov. 22, 1923, in Bolo Twp., Washington County, Ill., departed this life, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the Friendship Manor Healthcare Center, Nashville, Ill.
Mr. Malawy served as an infantryman in the United States Army during World War II. He was serving in Italy when he was captured and was taken back to Germany where he was held as a POW for nearly a year, before being liberated by the Russian Army. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds and injuries sustained during his captivity. Harry was a disabled veteran and a farmer until his retirement. He was a faithful member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Posen, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of American Legion Post 110, and VFW Post 4082, both of Nashville, Ill., VFW Post 5596 of Okawville, Ill., the Waltonville Chapter of AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and the Okaw Chapter of the Prisoners of War in Woodriver, Ill. Harry was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4384 of Nashville. He enjoyed gardening but most of all he loved spending time with his family and
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose, nee Smugala, Malawy, whom he married on June 5, 1948, at Our Lady of Perfetual Help Catholic Church, Posen, Ill., and who preceded him in death on June 25, 2015; his parents, August and Clara, nee Skiera, Malawy; two brothers, Eugene and Alvin Malawy;
and a sister and brother, Delores and Hillard Malawy in infancy.
Left to mourn his passing are five sons, Dennis Malawy of Nashville, Ill., Butch Malawy and wife Judy of Nashville, Ill., Ronald Malawy and wife Sarah of Georgia, Donald Malawy and wife Louise of Radom, Ill., and Glenn Malawy and wife Lisa of Nashville, Ill.; three brothers, Andrew Malawy of Chicago, Ill., John Malawy of
Nashville, Ill., and Leonard Malawy and wife Velma of Affton, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Malawy of Nashville, Ill., Gisela Malawy of Morton Grove, Ill., and Marie Malawy of Edwardsville, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a host of friends.
Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials to: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at: www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Posen, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the church, with Fr. Bernard Goedde officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 110 of Nashville, Ill.
CAMPAGNA FUNERAL HOME, Nashville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 6, 2016