Wanda Krystyna Wos passed away on Aug. 18, 2018 with her loved ones by her side after a prolonged illness at the age of 89.
Wanda was born in Aleksandrow Lodzki, Poland on Sept. 18, 1928. After the outbreak of WWII, she survived Nazi German child slave labor. Because of her experiences in the war, family was the single most important thing in her life—as a mother, wife and friend.
Wanda was a longtime resident of Long Island and Sarasota, FL, and spent her last years in Greensboro, NC. Wanda was instrumental in establishing and operating the Syrena Knitting Mill and subsequently Cove Knitting Mills in New York. She was an avid gardener and world traveler. Her strength, leadership, and especially her unconditional love will be forever missed.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Maria Rykalska Osinska and Bernard Osinski, and her husband of 65 years, Pawel Zenon Wos.
She is survived by her sister, Halina Friedman, of Palm Harbor, FL; her daughter, Aldona Wos and husband, Louis DeJoy, of Greensboro, NC; and her son, Konrad Wos, and wife, Meggan Walsh, of New York, NY; and four grandchildren: Taylor Wos, Carson Wos, Ania DeJoy, and Andrew DeJoy.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 2210 North Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27408. A reception will immediately follow in the Simmons Parish Center.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. The burial will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood, 111 Old Country Road, Westbury. A procession will depart from Whitting Funeral Home for the Cemetery of the Holy Rood at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Wanda Krystyna Wos to the following organizations:
The Institute of World Politics (designate for the Kosciusko Chair) 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 or the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (designate for the Witness Project) 1521 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Online condolences may be sent to www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.