Adam Mikolajczyk

Obituary of Adam J. Mikolajczyk

Adam Jan Mikolajczyk, 71 December 24, 1949 – June 16, 2021 Adam Mikolajczyk, 71, passed away on Wednesday. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 48 years, Maria (Czyzewska), his daughter Malgorzata Norton and son-in-law James Norton, his son Michal and daughter-in-law Kimberlee Mikolajczyk, his daughter Michelle Mikolajczyk, and his granddaughter Zofia Norton; and by his sister Anna Mikolajczyk, sister-in-law Jolanta Mikolajczyk, niece Ilona and nephew-in-law Jan Sir, nephew Rafal Mikolajczyk and grand-nephew Stanislaw Mikolajczyk. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marta and Leon Mikolajczyk, and his older brother, Leon Mikolajczyk. Adam was a prominent activist of the Polish anti-communist union, Solidarnosc, in the Nidzica region. His role was to disseminate press releases and information within the movement. When Martial Law was declared in December 1981, he was detained as a political prisoner and transported to the Ilawa prison. He continued to be persecuted after his release, which resulted in the difficult decision to leave his beloved Poland and immigrate with his family to the United States in January 1984 through the help of President Ronald Regan and Amnesty International. Adam graduated from the Gdansk Polytechnic and the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. In 1977, before his detainment, he took first place in the Young Masters of Technology tournament at the ELTRA Radio Plant in Bydgoszcz. Starting in 1978, he was the Production Manager for the UNITRA organization. In 1978, he also received an award recognizing the economic development from his submitted and applied inventions. Adam held 12 engineering patents. Later in Nidzica, he worked as a Director of the Production Department in the Factory of X-ray Apparatus and Medical Devices (FARUM). In the United States, he worked for 34 years in the avionics field at AAR and at WM Berg/Ondrives. Adam was also an accomplished sailor, and the captain of his 29-foot seafarer, Amber, for almost 25 years. He loved to sail on the Long Island Sound with his family. In 1998, he went on his dream sailing trip with the crew of the wooden ship, Antica, from Spain to the Canary Islands and later from Miami to New York. He had a huge heart and often helped others. In 1998, he won the Hero Award with his son, who inherited his love of sailing, in the Around Long Island Regatta for answering a mayday call and helping sailors who had fallen ill. He also won the Around Long Island Regatta in Division 1 in 2001 and came in third in 2002. Adam was also a man of great Roman Catholic faith, praying the rosary every day. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 22 from 5-8 PM at Hungerford and Clark Funeral Home, Freeport, NY, for the viewing. Followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, June 23 at 9:30 AM at Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, NY. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
Tuesday
22
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Hungerford & Clark Inc Funeral Home
110 Pine Street
Freeport, New York, United States
Wednesday
23
June

Mass

9:30 am
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Our Holy Redeemer RC Church
37 So Ocean Ave
Freeport, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

ST CHARLES CEMETERY
CONKLIN STREET
Farmingdale, New York, United States
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