Harry A. Malawy
Mr. Harry Malawy of Nashville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville on Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at 10:40 A.M. He had attained the age of 92 years, 7 months and 14 days.
Harry was born at Bolo Twp., Washington County, on November 22, 1923 the son of August and Clara (nee Skiera) Malawy. He was united in marriage to Rose Smugala on June 5, 1948 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Posen, and she preceded him in death on June 25, 2015.
Mr. Malawy served as an infantryman in the United States Army during WWII. He was serving in Italy when he was captured and was taken back to Germany where he was held as a POW for nearly a year, before being liberated by the Russian Army. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds and injuries sustained during his captivity.
Harry was a disabled veteran and a farmer until his retirement. He was a faithful member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Posen where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of American Legion Post #110 and VFW Post #4082 both of Nashville, VFW Post 5596 of Okawville, the Waltonville Chapter of AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and the Okaw Chapter of the Prisoners of War in Woodriver. Harry was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council # 4384 of Nashville. He enjoyed gardening but most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Left to mourn his passing are five sons, Dennis Malawy of Nashville, Butch Malawy and wife Judy of Nashville, Ronald Malawy and wife Sarah of Georgia, Donald Malawy and wife Louise of Radom, and Glenn Malawy and wife Lisa of Nashville; three brothers, Andrew Malawy of Chicago, John Malawy of Nashville, and Leonard Malawy and wife Velma of Affton, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Malawy of Nashville, Gisela Malawy of Morton Grove, and Marie Malawy of Edwardsville; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Alvin Malawy and a sister and brother, Delores and Hillard Malawy in infancy.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Posen on Thursday, July 7, 2016, with Fr. Bernard Goedde officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery.
Military graveside rites wwere accorded by American Legion Post #110 of Nashville
Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com