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Stanley Dubik Jaworski Sr.

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Stanley Dubik Jaworski Sr., age 93, of Clarendon Hills peacefully died September 7, 2007. Born in Palahicze ad Tlumacz, Poland Stanley attended universities across Europe allowing him to become fluent in eight different languages. Stanley competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin as a sprinter on the Polish team. He was a First Lieutenant in the Polish Army when war broke out in Eastern Europe. Stanley was captured and spent over 4 years in an officer's prisoner of war camp in Murnau, Germany. He escaped when American tanks and troops forced German soldiers to abandon the camp. Stanley joined the 7th Infantry US Army and served as the head interpreter and liaison officer between the US and Polish armies. He later served as the Deputy Director and Repatriation Officer of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRA) in Munich when he met and married Chicagoan Helen Zilka who was assigned to UNRA in Augsburg. Stanley became a US Citizen upon moving to Chicago in 1948. From 1960-1985 he owned and operated the Cosmopolitan Drivers Education School on the Northwest side of Chicago specializing in helping foreigners earn their licenses. Stanley was always an advocate for auto safety and authored a book, "Drive Your Car Safely" that was published in Spanish, Polish and English and used in drivers' education curriculums throughout IL for many years. He wrote another book "Land of the Free" to help immigrants gain US citizenship. After retirement in the late 80's, Stanley developed a passion for painting watercolor pictures and hand-painted greeting cards. He is survived by his beloved wife Helen (Zilka); loving children Julianne (Jim) Smith, Stanley Jr. (Mary), and Allan; and; dear grandchildren Jennifer Neal, Erich Smith, Alexis and Erik Jaworski; and dear great-grandfather of Sam Neal. The family is planning to hold a private memorial at the son's home in Clarendon Hills. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of DuPage County.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10, 2007
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