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“Tom (Duck),Patty and the entire Staszewski Family. Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences. Your Dad was a great man and dedicated Firefighter....Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Gadacz - south bend, IN

“Dear staszewski family, My condolences on the loss of your dad. Pat you were the one I Grew up with in grade school and high school and our...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Camille "meech" Bujeker - Granger, IN

“I'll always remember Uncle Hilly at the lake. I have so many wonderful memories of he and Aunt Selma during my summers there as a child. I'll also...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Huber - New Orleans, LA

“My treasured memories of Uncle Hilly spreading out over 60 years all put a smile on my face. He always had a smile for me and everyone. My fondest...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: doug nowacki - santa barbara, CA

“Mr. Hilary was a good man! Took care of him at St Paul's! He will be missed! Rest in peace Mr. Hilary! ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Penny Hughes - South Bend, IN

“My condolences to the family. Hilary was a great guy. We worked together on the Fire Department. Jim Flowers ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: James Flowers - South bend, IN

“Heartfelt condolences to the Staszeski family on the passing of Hilary. No reason to be sad because we know he has gone to a better place and will be...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Williams - South Bend, IN

“Tom & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember meeting him at your home back in the late 80's. Wonderful man. God Bless You All ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Denise Drake - Walkerton, IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sue Nowacki

“We are sorry for your loss and have you in our thoughts and prayers; we love you! - The Rackow family ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: The Rackow Family - South Bend, IN

“Lois ,Jeff & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.God bless!! ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Bill & Bonnie Bauer - Monterey, IN


Hilary J. Staszewski, 92, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Hilary was born on December 1, 1923 in South Bend to Andrew and Helen (Kazmierzak) Staszewski and was a lifelong resident. He retired on February 5, 1986 from the South Bend Fire Department after 28 years of service. On September 8, 1951 in St. Stanislaus Church, he married Selma B. Nowacki, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Patricia Olson of South Bend, Indiana, Lois (Jeff) Bauer of South Bend, Indiana, and Joyce (Thad) Wright of Bristol, Indiana; two sons, Thomas Staszewski and Robert (Susan) Staszewski both of South Bend, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Leslie (Aaron) Hoeppner, Lindsey (James) Foley, Nicholas Bauer, Adam Staszewski, Christopher Staszewski, Michael (Amanda) Tyburski, Brett (Katie) Tyburski, Katie Wright and Eli Wright; six great-grandchildren, Avery Hoeppner, Alyssa Hoeppner, Drake Tyburski, Erik Tyburski, Max Bassett, and Owen Tyburski; and two sisters-in-law, Sally and Eleanor Staszewski. Hilary was preceded in death by two sisters, Marge Zielinski and Genevieve Hasten; and two brothers, Chester and Edwin Staszewski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's Chapel. Military Services will be conducted by members of United States Army and the American Legion Post #357 immediately following the Mass. Burial will take place at a later date in Marion National Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Hilary was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish. He was a W.W.II Army Veteran. Hilary was a member of the American Legion Pulaski Post #357 and the Breezer's. He enjoyed Bluegill fishing at Saugany Lake in Rolling Prairie, playing Euchre, and riding roller coasters with his kids and grandkids. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Sanctuary at St. Pauls' Assisted Living and The Inn for their loving care. Memorial Contributions may be directed to St. John the Baptist Parish, 3526 St. John's Way, South Bend, Indiana 46628 or the South Bend Firefighter's Memorial Association, P.O. Box 3581 South Bend, Indiana 46619. Kaniewski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit kaniewski.com

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