Wojciech Jasinski


Doctor Wojciech Jasinski, 89, died Monday March 24, 2008 at Pine Run Nursing Home.

He was predeceased by parents Kazimierz Jasinski and Janina Jasinska and two sisters, Zofia Kwiecinska and Krystyna Kotecka.

Dr. Jasinski is survived by his wife Jadwiga Jasinska, daughter Joanna Jasinska, son Hubert Jasinski, and granddaughters Yvonne, Stefanie, and Caroline Jasinski.

Born on January 3, 1919 in Lodz, Poland, Dr. Jasinski began service in the Polish military in March 1939. He was a POW for almost one year and became 2nd Lieutenant in January 1944. He received a Defense Medal and a War Medal prior to honorable discharge in November 1948.

Dr. Jasinski attended The British Military College and The Polish Board of Technical Studies in London. He earned a BSc in 1946 from the University of London and a PhD for electrical engineering in 1950 from Imperial College of London. Dr. Jasinski married Jadwiga Oyrzynska on July 15, 1950 in London, England. He worked as a researcher for Marconi Wireless & Telegraph Co. Ltd. from 1950 until his family emigrated to the US in 1957. He worked as an electrical engineer for Philco-Ford Corporation from 1957 to 1971. Dr. Jasinski was employed by Merck, Sharp, and Dohme as a Senior Medical Literature Specialist from 1971 until his retirement in 1999 after 28 years of service. During his career, he authored numerous publications in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Jasinski was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting coins and stamps. He had a passion for discussing European history including the culture and politics of wartime Poland.

He was a member of the Lady of Czestochowa Polish National Shrine in Doylestown where he will be laid to rest on Thursday March 24, 2008. The burial is set for 10:30am and mass will be held at 11:00am. There will be a luncheon at Czestochova directly following mass.


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