Stanley Jasiak, 92, Labor Camp Prisoner During World War II

Stanley_JasiakStanley Jasiak, 92, of Haverhill, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, after a brief illness. He was the husband of 54 years to the late Stephanie Jasiak.

Born in Lodz, Poland, he was a resident of Haverhill for 66 years. During World War II, on Sept. 1, 1939, his 16th birthday, he was taken from his home by German troops, transported to Germany and placed in a forced labor camp. Ten years later, he, his wife and two small children emigrated to the United States. He was very proud to be a naturalized American citizen. He proudly displayed the American flag and often spoke of the opportunities of this country, his new home.  Jasiak was an avid gardener, well known for his beautiful begonias and meticulous lawn. He was quite a handyman and perfectionist. He maintained a beautiful home. One of his most endearing characteristics was his sense of humor. He was a 50-year member of the former St. Michael's Parish, where he enjoyed participating in the Church choir, church celebrations and Christmas pageants. He was also a member of All Saints Parish where he enjoyed a friendship with the late Fr. Dennis Nason.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jennie and Kevin Gaynor of Peabody; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Richard and Susan Jasiak of Newburyport, and Ted and Jolanta Jasiak of Atkinson, N.H.; five grandchildren Kevin Gaynor of San Diego, Calif., Daniel Jasiak of Melrose, Brian Jasiak of Newburyport, Matthew Jasiak and Jessica Jasiak both of Atkinson, N.H.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His funeral will be Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, beginning at 10 at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in All Saints Church, Haverhill. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders Program, 300 Longwood Ave., CHAP, Mail Stop BCH3118, Boston, MA 02115.