August 21, 1918 - September 21, 2005
Walter Liszka, 87, of 6 School St. Adams, died Wednesday evening at his home. He was born in Putnam, Connecticut on August 21, 1918, a son of the late Maciej and Monica (Bigosz) Liszka. He came to Adams as a child with his family, and attended Adams schools. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army Engineer Battalion in the China-Burma-India Theater. Mr. Liszka last worked at the former W.R. Grace Co. in Adams for 12 years, until retiring in 1984. Earlier, he had worked for several years as a bartender at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Society in Adams, and also at General Electric Co. in Pittsfield. He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, and was a member of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Society and the Maple Grove Civic Club in Adams. He was a former member of American Legion Post 155 in Dalton. He enjoyed golfing, and bowling. In his younger years, he played semi-pro football, and was named a Western Mass MVP in Baseball. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Catherine E. Urus, whom he married on September 1, 1941; 1 son - Walter Liszka, Jr. and his wife, Dianne, of Adams; 2 daughters - Carol Wandrei and her husband, Russell of Adams; and Christine Liszka, of Adams; 4 Grandchildren - Barbara Briggs, Kerry Wandrei, Russell Wandrei II and Jason Wandrei, all of Adams; 3 Great Grandchildren - Katie McWhirt, Beth McWhirt and Joshua Wandrei, all of Adams, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Liszka, and by 4 sisters - Stella Belanger, Helen Clairmont, Margaret Greenbush and Hazel French. The funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 12:00 Noon from the AUGE-PACIOREK-SIMMONS Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12:30 PM in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery. Calling hours are Saturday from 10:30 AM until 12 Noon at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire through the funeral home.
Walter Liszka, 87, of 6 School St. Adams, died Wednesday evening at his home. He was born in Putnam, Connecticut on August 21, 1918, a son of the late Maciej and Monica (Bigosz) Liszka. He came to Adams as a child with his family, and attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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