1924 - 2013 ADAMS Mathew Filip, 88, of 84 North Summer St., died Friday morning, March 8, 2013, at Williamstown Commons.
He was born in Pulanki, Poland, on Aug. 2, 1924, a son of John and Anna (Sitnik) Filip, and attended schools in Poland and Germany.
In 1942, he was taken to Borken/Hessen in Germany, where he worked in the Grube-Altenburg coal mine, and at its lumber yard, as a truck driver for seven years.
In 1949, he emigrated to Adams.
Mr. Filip last worked as a maintenance mechanic at General Electric in Pittsfield for 20 years, retiring in 1987. Earlier, he had worked at the former Berkshire Fine Spinning Co. until it closed; as well as the former Arnold Print Works in Adams, Wyandotte Worsted Mill in Pittsfield, Hoosac Cotton Mill and Lloyd's Bakery, both in North Adams, and Soja's Bakery in Adams.
He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. He was a member of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Society and the East Hoosac Athletic Association.
He and his wife of 57 years, the former Frances J. Krzeminski, were married May 14, 1955, by the Rev. Edmund M. Kempinski in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Sr. Virginia Filip, of the Order of St. Michael in Pruchnik, Poland, as well as 16 nephews and 15 nieces, all in Poland.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Tadeusz, Joseph and Frank Filip, and by two sisters, Wladyslawa Malski and Sophie Sroka.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held Tuesday, March 12, at 9 a.m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus School, 108 Summer St. Adams, MA 01220.
To leave a message of condolence, of for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.