KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - John Bobrowski, 92, died June 3, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, after a long illness.
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He was born May 8, 1920, in Watertown, Mass., the son of Antoni and Catherine (Bajek) Bobrowski.
He graduated from Chelsea (Mass.) High School in 1938.
Mr. Bobrowski was a World War II veteran assigned to the U.S. Army 736th Field Artillery Battalion and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant prior to his discharge.
He retired in 1985 after more than 44 years as a tool and diemaker for General Electric Co. in Lynn and Everett, Mass.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Ballard Hobart Post 36 in Ludlow, Vt.,and General Electric Retirees Association in Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. Bobrowski enjoyed raising orchids, gardening, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Arlene (Antoniewicz) Bobrowski of Knoxvilleand formerly of Cavendish, Vt.; three daughters, Rozalia Case, Joanne Jensen and Sophie Bobrowski; and two grandsons.
He was predeceased by a sister, Helen Miller.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, at Holy Name of Mary Church in Proctorsville, Vt.,followed by burial with military honors in Cavendish (Vt.) Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.
For the online guestbook, visit www.dignitymemorial.com.
Published in Rutland Herald on June 6, 2012