NANUET, N.Y. – Jerzy (George) Wnuk, of Nanuet, died Thursday, Nov. 19. He was 90.
Wnuk was born April 6, 1925, in Warsaw, Poland, to Andrzej and Helena Wnuk.
He was a survivor of the Holocaust, being liberated by the British 11th Armored division on April 15, 1945. Wnuk survived imprisionment at Alt Garge, Neuengamme and Bergen Belsen, beating typhus and tuberculosis while on the death march to Bergen Belsen.
After recuperating in a Swedish hospital for a year, he went on to earn a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Stockholm Technical Institute.
Wnuk immigrated to the United States in 1956, moving to Nanuet in 1959. He went on to work in pharmacology.
He was predeceased by his parents and sister Ludwika Kania.
Wnuk is survived by his wife and fellow Holcaust survivor, Teresa (nee Tudek), three children, Ursula Webster and her husband David, Stefan and his wife Iwona, and Irene Hoffman and her husband Kenneth, eight grandchildren, and sister Janina Kozak.
Visiting hours are from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Nanuet. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, P.O. Box 2049, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 or Birthright of Rockland County.
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