George Benedict Poplawski, 80 years of age, of New London, N.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home in New London. George was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Connecticut to the late Joseph Poplawski and the late Stella Poplawski.
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A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Peter Fitzgibbons, will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Our Lady of The Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 North Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, with full military honors being conducted.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith Ann Poplawski of New London; son, David Poplawski of New London; daughter, Laura Macha and husband, David of Scotland, Conn.; two grandsons, Jeremy Poplawski and wife Tiffany, and Jared Macha; one brother, Richard Poplawski of Connecticut; numerous nieces and nephews.
A veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Poplawski was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and received two Purple Hearts. He was also an honorary lifetime member of the DAV, serving as commander. In New Britain, N.C., he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28002 or to Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 North Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001. Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Poplawski family. Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 8, 2014