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Robert A. Gronostajski

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Robert A. Gronostajski Obituary
HAMILTON - Robert A. "Pops" Gronostajski, 92, of Hamilton, died peacefully on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Care One of Hamilton with his grandson, Steven, lovingly at his side.
Born in Trenton, Mr. Gronostajski was a lifelong Trenton resident. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. Bob retired after almost 28 years service with the, then, R.C.A. Space Center, Astro Electronics Division, Plainsboro. His area of expertise was working on the TIROS satelite program and some of his satelite craftsmanship and designs are forever orbiting the cosmos. Whenever a family member sees an orbiting satelite, it brings them solice as they believe it may be one of Pops' satelites above them.
Earlier in his life, during the Great Depression Bob Joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, C.C.C. and was sent to build bridges and roads in northern Idaho. Most of all he was proud of his great-grandchildren and their accomplishments, they in turn, lovingly called him "Pops."
Son of the late Anthony and Veronica Poczatek Gronostajski, husband of the late Victoria Toniecki Gronostajski, brother of the late Frank Gronostajski, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas Lyn and Ann Thomson of Sherwood, Oregon; three grandsons and spouses, Christopher and Karla Thomson; Steven and Theresa Thomson and Kevin and Tana Thomson; five great-grandchilren, Evan, Ahlea, Chase, Parker and Kellen; his sister, Alice Materniak of Hamilton Square; his niece, Alyce and husband Gene Fluder of Hamilton Square.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, from the Winowicz Funeral Home, corner Adeline and Beatty streets. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Divine Mercy parish, Church of the Holy Cross. Entombment will be in the Corridor of St. Francis, Saint's Mary's Mausoleum, Hamilton. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations in Pops memory are to be given to Divine Mercy Parish, 233 Adeline St., Trenton, NJ 08611
Published in The Trentonian on Aug. 3, 2014
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