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Updated: 2017-10-25,
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polski: plut.r-oper.pokł.

brytyjski: Sgt

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The post war period

"Polskie Siły Powietrzne..." T.J. i Anna Krzystek
Jan Waszkiewicz was born in Poland 96 years ago and was raised and educated in Poland. When World War II came to Poland his family fled to the West to avoid the German occupation. After some harrowing escapes Jan Waskieweicz reached the Allied lines, served in the Polish Army and the British Royal Air Force as a navigator.     
He arrived in the United States in 1951 and was a resident of Dorchester until 8 years ago when he moved to Salem, N.H. After his arrival to Boston he completed his engineering studies and began his career working for the American Optical Company in Southbridge, MA.    
He decided that he could make a better spectacle product with some of the machines he had invented and started the Randolph Engineering Company with a partner, Stanley Zaleski. Jan was the owner and co-founder of Randolph Engineering Co.     
He loved his family and business and was an avid vegetable gardener. He was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Ashwin); father of Christine J. Barriere and her husband Larry of Manchester, N.H., Teresa A. Callahan and her husband Michael of Quincy, Peter M. Waszkiewicz and his wife Linda of Quincy, Robert A. Waszkiewicz and his wife Donna of Alton, N.H., and the late Richard J.; father-in-law of Maura Waszkiewicz of Dorchester.     
Also survived by 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Gregory Church, Dorchester, on Saturday morning at 10am with burial at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.