Obituary of Stanley Bartoszewski
Stanley Robert Bartoszewski born in Syracuse, NY, on Dec. 15th 1947, left this world Jan. 15th 2023.
First born child of Frances and Stanley Bartoszewski, known in childhood as Stas and to many later in life as the ‘Professor’, Stan died at age 75.
He attended a 1 room school house on Eatonville Road in Herkimer for his first year of education. The family moved and while he spent as much time as he could on the family farm in Herkimer throughout his life, he grew up in Memphis and graduated from Baldwinsville High School in 1967.
Stan worked for the Rotary Gas Station until enlisting, starting his service in the Navy as a Seabee on Nov. 9, 1967, serving his country in the Vietnam War coming home in 1969, then leaving the Navy on Feb 19, 1970. During his time in the military Stanley earned the following: Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Metal, Vietnam Service Metal with FMFCOI (Fleet Marine Force Combat Operation Insignia) and 2 Bronze Stars.
He married Kathleen Van Gorden October 30, 1971, they had 3 sons.
Among the many stories he loved to tell, were ones of working on skyscrapers in NYC. He worked for various HVAC contractors; Joe Pedersen in NYC, then working for Hill’s Heating and Airconditioning which brought him back to central NY.
Stan received his love of playing cards from his mother and maternal grandfather. He never turned down the chance to play pinocle, catch 5 or any other card game. He loved spending afternoons playing cards with family and friends.
Another of his hobbies that brought Stan great joy was pulling his antique 1957 Minneapolis Moline UB Special at tractor pulls. He loved to tinker and work on all things mechanical.
He loved all, especially his family. Proceeding him in Death are his parents Frances (Lojba) and Stanley Bartoszewski. Surviving him are his 3 sons and a step daughter Stanley (Denise) Bartoszewski, Lynn Kwietniak, Jason (Christine) Bartoszewski, James (Mary), Bartoszewski his grandchildren Elizabeth Bartoszewski, Emily Bartoszewski, Trenton Bartoszewski, Jacob Bartoszewski, Kassidy Bartoszewski, his siblings Charles Bartoszewski, David Bartoszewski, Janice (John) Metelsky, Michael Bartoszewski and Christine Bartoszewski as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass and Burial with Military Honors will be schedule once the cemetery opens in the spring.