Family-Placed Death Notice
Zdzislaw Stanislaw 'Stan' Foltyn was born in Radom, Poland on February 15, 1927 and left his body in his 'hometown' of Snellville, GA, USA 4:39 AM, Tuesday October 16, 2007. Stan is survived by his wife of 42 and one-half years, Oksana, and their 4 children Martha, Yarko, Kasia & Igor. He is also survived by his grandchildren Madeline, Shelby, Chase, Chance, Emma, & Isabella. His surviving sister, Maria Foltyn, is the National Operatic Director of Poland and lives in Warsaw, Poland. His grandson, Ethan, preceded Stan home. Stan Foltyn graduated as an Engineer from the Merchant Marine Academy of Poland and spent 5 and one half years in US Army Military Intelligence to gain his US citizenship under the Lodge Act Program. He holds several US and Worldwide patents from the development of fiber optic and copper cabling and production design. He is the recipient of the Polish Eagle, the equivalent of the US Congressional Medal of Honor, for his heroism and unselfish acts as a Partisan in the Polish Resistance during WWII from 1939-1945. A wonderful husband, loving father (Tatus) and grandfather (Dziadzio), and avid saltwater fisherman and hunter, he is missed by those of us left behind. We are happy he is home with the Lord. We are blessed to have his grace and wisdom in our lives. A Memorial Liturgy Celebration will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church. Fr. Jim Henault & Fr. Matthew Schroeder to officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, October 19, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home with a prayer service taking place at 8:00 PM in the visitation room. Following the Saturday Service, the family will receive guests at the home of Mr. Yarko Foltyn, 1810 Kristins Way, Loganville, GA. 770-466-8353. Mail correspondence to: Mrs. Stan Foltyn, 1969 Tanglewood Dr., Snellville, GA 30078. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Northwest Georgia Parkinson's Disease Association at P.O. Box 3211, Rome, GA 30164. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 17, 2007.