Stanislaw Lobaza, 94, passed away suddenly in his home on Wednesday, April 13, 2021 surrounded by the love and care of his family.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation which will be held in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Saturday, April 17th. from 8:30-9:30AM. At the conclusion of the visitation, there will be a service in the funeral home, followed by the funeral mass which will be offered in St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Linden at 10:30AM. The prayers of committal will precede Mr. Lobaza’s burial in the family plot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Linden.
As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of one hundred and fifty people allowed in the funeral home and the church at one time and face protection is required. We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.
Stanislaw was born on February 4, 1927 in Domaradz, Poland. He was the son of Franciszek Lobaza and Ana Lasko. Stanislaw married his sweetheart Helena Lobaza on November 23, 1946, and was completely devoted to his wife and family, including his son Kazimierz, and daughters Zofia and Alina.
From his youngest age, he was a devout Catholic. Because of his strong religious faith, he was openly against the Polish political, communistic regime and as a result was persecuted. Stanislaw never forgot the past, even long after he arrived in the United States. If he ever called, you a “Communist” you knew you were in trouble.
Married right after World War II, Stanislaw along with his young wife suffered extreme hardship, and struggled to provide basic necessities for their family. To provide a better life for his family, Stanislaw immigrated to Easton, Pennsylvania in 1974 and moved two years later to Linden, New Jersey. He worked extremely hard but was always happy and never complained. He spent several years at a steel mill until it closed and then worked as a butcher for 15 years.
Stanislaw was a perfectionist. Regardless of the type of work or how long it would take he made sure the job was done flawlessly, whether it was cutting grass, removing snow, or fixing just about anything. He especially loved his hobbies, and in particular his garden, full of delicious grapes and huge cucumbers. He was the perfect handyman, helping his son daughters and friends whenever needed, or even when not. He could practically fix anything. He enjoyed working with wood, carpentry, painting, and mechanical devices and, no surprise, his favorite store was Home Depot.
Stanislaw loved people. Neighbors, friends, and family were always welcomed with food and vodka, happily served for everyone who visited him. He enjoyed the company and was always there to lend a helping hand. He was an optimist with a good sense of humor, and he was beloved by all.
Stanislaw is survived by his son Kazimierz Lobaza and his wife Zofia of Linden; his two daughters, Zofia Babinski of Linden and Alina Porter of Manasquan; his six grandchildren, Robert Babinski (Narina) of NYC, Tom (Emilie) Babinski of California, Agnieszka (Vahe) Antonian of North Caldwell NJ, Justyna (Piers) Wheeler of London, UK, Sylvia (Polydoros) Jablonski--Kompatkis of NYC, and Paul (Amy) Jablonski, and his seven grandchildren; Alex Antonian, Eric Antonian, Edward Babinski, Victoria Babinski, Otto Wheeler, Caspian Wheeler and Niko Kampatkis. Stanislaw's children, grandchildren and the extended family will miss him dearly and will forever keep him in their hearts.
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