RUDNICKI, Adam, 92, of Weirton, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at his home.
Adam was born December 15, 1921, in Poland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Gillert Rudnicki on April 10, 1997, and three sisters.
Adam retired from Weirton Steel. He was a very active member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church. You could find him singing in the choir or helping with the Lenten dinners and the Polish Picnic.
At a very young age, Adam's family moved from Poland to Weirton. Shortly afterwards, the family moved back to Poland to take care of the family farm. Adam worked on the farm until he was 17 when his father and uncle were shot and killed by the Germans. Adam then lived as a slave to a German family for four years. The Americans then arrived and Adam was liberated and eventually came to the United States, where he made his home in Weirton.
Adam is survived by his niece Morzana Bozena Slowakiewicz of Poland and locally survived by a host of friends, neighbors and church family who consider Adam part of their own family.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV, where the Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Mary Church with the Reverend Father Anthony G. Thurston officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Post Office Box 2247, Weirton, WV 26062.
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