Anna J. Czynski, age 97, of Glen Ellyn, Loving wife of the late Romuald, Beloved Mother of Mark Andrew (Sidney),Kind Grandmother of Garrett (Renee) Church, Bradley (Sarah) Church and Mark Christopher Czynski. Dearly Loved Great- Grandmother of Marshall (17), Logan (14), Ethan (10) and Kyla (10) Church.Dear Daughter of the late Stefan Dabrowski and Maria Dabrowska. Fond Sister of the late Janina Sztejman, late Andrzej Dabrowski. Fond Aunt of Krzysztof Sztejman, Jacek Dabrowski, Maria Mankowska-Chrupek, and the late Anna Sztejman.
Anna was born and grew up in Warsaw, Poland. After grade school she attended an all-girls High School and graduated during the second World War. She then began to attend secret university medical school courses in occupied Warsaw and then continued, covertly, to pursue courses in the school of dentistry.
During the war, she joined the Home Army, Poland’s armed underground resistance. Owing to her dedication and notable memory, she served as a courier and then, during the Warsaw Uprising, as a nurse. After the end of World War II, she received her diploma as a Doctor of Dentistry from the University of Lodz.
She married Romuald Czynski July 26, 1947 and few months later began to work as a dentist at a Children’s Clinic in Warsaw. In addition to her required work for the government, she also had a private practice in her home along with her husband who was a dental technician.
In 1963 Anna immigrated to the United States with her husband and son, settling in Glen Ellyn where she lived for over 53 years and worked as a Dental Assistant.
Anna and her husband were members of a group of Polish families which gathered for Sunday Mass in a chapel at Montini High School in Lombard. By 1997 this group grew to approximately 100 families, and the Polish Pastoral Mission was established as the “Divine Mercy Polish Mission”.
After the death of her husband in 1990, she traveled the world for several years. Anna became more and more involved with the Polish Mission, taking an active role in administration, fundraising and other aspects of the process of planning and building the new Devine Mercy Polish Church.
In 2018, Anna moved to Addolorata Villa, where she lived until her passing on August 30th .
Throughout her life, Anna was a woman of very strong faith in God, always taking guidance from Christ in her daily life. Her generosity, both in time and material resources was extraordinary. She was always willing to help without expecting anything in return. She forgave everyone, everything, unconditionally. In the hearts and minds of those closest to her, Anna was loving, honest, kind, dignified, elegant and gracious. She was adventurous and had a great zest for life even in her later years. She was known to all as a fabulous cook and a charming hostess whose hospitality was both boundless and effortless. Anna was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed. It was a blessing to know her; she left the world a better place.
Visitation is Tuesday September 7th from 9:00 AM - 11 AM (Time of Mass) at Divine Mercy Polish Church 21 W 411 Sunset Ave. Lombard, IL 60148. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.
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