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Stanley J. Walach


1915 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
ADAMS - Stanley J. Walach, 96, of 95 North Summer St., died Monday, June 4, 2012 at his home.
Born in Adams on October 19, 1915, son of the late Albert and Anastasia Gajda Walach he attended schools in Adams and East Cheshire.
He first was employed for a short time for the former Berkshire Fine Spinning Co. in Adams, until he joined the U.S. Marine Corps., serving from 1939 to 1960. Mr. Walach served two tours of duty in the Southwest Pacific Islands during World War II, serving two years in China during the Chinese Civil War, and two tours of duty during the Korean War, first in South and North Korea, and then as a tank advisor for the South Korean Marine's Tank Battalion. Mr. Walach was awarded 14 service ribbons with medals and seven stars for landings and campaigns. After his honorable discharge from the service he moved to Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia, and was employed for the federal government in Washington, D.C. as an operating engineer on large air conditioners and refrigeration, until he retired in 1983 and moved back to Adams.
Mr. Walach was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Adams.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Sophie Walach, Mary Richardson, Helen Baldyga, and two brothers, John and Frank Walach. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Stanley J Walach will take place Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 12 p.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Adams, celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Boyle, Pastor, burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours at the Trottier Pringle Funeral Home, 6 Summer St., Adams will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Donations in his memory can be made to the St. Stanislaus Kostka School in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 7, 2012
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