- Visitation: Sunday December 4th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
7:00 - 9:00 pm
- Location: O'Connell Funeral Home
30 Little Plains Road. Southampton
- Religious Service: Our Lady of Poland RC Church in Southampton
Monday, December 5, 2011 at 11:00 am
- Service Type: Public
BiographyBorn: April 25, 1922
Died: December 2, 2011
Born in Stale, Poland on April 25, 1922, he was the youngest of five children to Adam andMagdalena Korczak. During World War 2, Mr. Korczak was taken away from his family and sent to Germany as a forced laborer. After the Allied liberation of Europe, he joined the Labor Services Division of the US Army. He was honorably discharged in 1949 and immigrated to America. His first job in America was as a farmhand on the South Fork. He soon left this to work for the watchmaker Bullova in Sag Harbor before finally being the head caretaker for the McConnell family estate in Southampton retiring at age 75.
Mr. Korczak was well known for his gardens and green thumb. His plants and flowers were sought after by local garden centers as well as individuals and he developed a bustling business of selling them on weekends after he retired.
He is survived by his wife Jadwiga; children, Anthony of Connecticut and Kathleen of Manhattan; his grandchildren, Haley, Izabella and Gabriella; and countless nephews, nieces, cousins and friends on both sides of the Atlantic.
A visitation took place on Sunday, December 4th at O'Connell Funeral Home in Southampton followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Poland Church on December 5th. A memorial reception was held following the burial at 230 Elm in Southampton.