Joe Jaworski

February 19, 2010

Joseph M. Jaworski, 91 of Syracuse, passed away Friday. Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Blodgett Vocational and served in the Syracuse Police Department for over 36 years. He retired in 1981 as a lieutenant and had served under eight different police chiefs. He was awarded several citations and was a member of the 25 Blue Ribbon Squad. Joseph proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army for 4 1/2 and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service during WWII. He was a life member of VFW Post 3146 Mattydale, a member of American Legion Post 14, Syracuse Police Retiree Association, the Polish Home, Sacred Heart Seniors and the West End Seniors. He was a communicant of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and an original member of the Holy Name Society. He was predeceased by his first wife, Stella Koczara Jaworski, in 1960; his sister, Jane Kowalewski; and his brother, Henry Jaworski. Joseph's true love in life was his family, and he was as passionate about watching them grow as he was about growing his roses and tending his garden. Survivors: his loving wife of 46 years, Marcia (Therre) Jaworski; three daughters, Sally (John) Cyran of Loudonville, Sister Melanie Jaworski, CSSF, of Syracuse and Marcia (Tom) Ditch of Onondaga Hill; two sisters, Frances (Edwin) Justian and Constance Dems; three grandchildren, Jonathon Cyran and Andrea and Tommy Ditch; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at GIMINSKI-WYSOCKI FUNERAL HOME and 10:30 a.m. at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Interment: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Geddes. Friends may call upon the family from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 1320 W. Genesee St. Contributions: The Felician Sisters, Villa Maria, 600 Doat St., Buffalo, NY 14211 or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 927 Park Ave., Syracuse 13204. Giminski-Wysocki Funeral Home, Inc. 1320 W Genesee Syr NY 13204 Please sign the guestbook at
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on February 20, 2010
Webmaster note: - My old partner, Tom Hurley, was himself a WWII veteran of Guadalcanal.  Tom told me that Joe was an Army Ranger and participated in the assault of Pointe du Hoc in the Normandy Invasion.  After the cliffs above Omaha Beach were taken, only 90 of the original 225 Ranger were still alive and able to fight. I trust Joe had a joyous reunion with some of his old comrades that died for our country 64 years ago.
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