1946 Boleslaw 2015

Boleslaw Stanislaw Marczewski Sr.

October 2, 1946 — January 21, 2015

Let it be known to all persons that Boleslaw "Wild Bill" Stanislaw Marczewski, Sr. has passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at his place of residence located in Ocean Park, Washington. He was 68 years of age. Bill was born in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland and migrated to the United States in 1964. Initially he resided in the Chicago, Illinois region and eventually moved to the west coast. He made his way to the Long Beach Peninsula in 1981 and never wanted to leave thereafter. He married Estelle "Marie" Hinckley in 1970 who is the mother to his surviving son, Bill Marczewski Jr. married to Deborah A. Marczewski both of whom reside in Astoria, Oregon. During his marriage to Marie he was also Father to James Rueda (San Diego, CA) and Donna Rueda (La Porte, Texas). He later married Diane Depke, whom he knew from earlier days residing in Chicago, who currently resides in Long Beach, Washington. While married to Diane he was Father to Jason Scott (Chicago, Ill) and Michele Scott (Vancouver, WA). He maintained active relationships with his cousins in Chicago, Matelski Family, and his cousins in Los Angeles, Wartak Family. He was predeceased by his Mother, Stella Janikowski who passed away in Sherman Oaks, CA in 1985. In 1969 Bill was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam during 1969 - 1970 with the 1/50th Mechanized (Recon) Infantry assigned to the 1st Calvary Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) among other badges, medals and awards which he was very proud to wear and demonstrate during Veterans Day. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and enjoyed frequenting the American Legion hall in Astoria, Oregon. He held various positions of employment that included: Machinist/Instrument Maker for Petitt Engineering (Los Angeles, CA); Foreign Auto Specialist for A.J. Risley Imports (Studio City, CA); Owner at BHM Carpet Sales & Service (Nationwide); Refrigeration Specialist for Jessie's Ilwaco Fish Company (Ilwaco, WA); and finally as Harbormaster Assistant at Port of Peninsula (Ocean Park, WA). Bill's hobbies included daily trips to the beach with his dogs (all of them) to beachcomb for exotic wood logs floating ashore; picking wild mushrooms in the local region; cultivating his garden on an annual basis and sharing the harvest with those in need and recreational crabbing and fishing in the immediate local area. Bill Jr. recalls him stating on numerous occasions that the local region of the Long Beach Peninsula is "God's Country and that's why I'm here." He was a devout Roman Catholic and never questioned his faith in the lord. His genuinely unique personality will be missed, but Never Forgotten, by those who knew him. He was well known for his exceptional sense of humor, good-hearted nature and support of others who needed assistance, in addition to his candid way of speaking to others. He made everyone laugh, if not cry. Thank You to all who accepted him for being himself and permitting him to do things his way.' He will be dearly missed by all the persons he touched during his life, and especially by his forever loving son, Bill Jr. "Though I walk in the valley of the shadow of darkness, I shall fear no evil, for I have you." (Psalm 23) "Keep the Faith" Memorial services are scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Penttila's Chapel by the Sea in Long Beach, Washington at 10:00am, immediately followed by an Open Reception at 11:30am at St. Mary's Church in Long Beach, Washington. Catholic Mass ceremonies will begin promptly at 1:00pm. All are welcome to attend. On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 a full color guard military burial will be performed at 12:00pm at the Willamette National Cemetery for Veterans in Portland, Oregon. Please contact Dan at Penttila's Chapel by the Sea in Long Beach, Washington for additional memorial service information (360) 642-8885. For other inquiries, please contact Bill Marczewski, Jr. at 503-791-5070 (leave a message if needed). At this time, please limit contact related to memorial services only. Thank you.

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