Barbara Wiczyk (Broniatowska)
Polish: Bronislawa Wiczyk (Broniatowska)
|Also Known As:||"Bronislawa", "Basia"|
|Death:||Died in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Cause of death:||Natural Causes|
Daughter of Pinkus Szulem Broniatowski and Frymeta Broniatowska
|Managed by:||Jon Bernard Klein|
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About Barbara Wiczyk
Dr. Barbara Wiczyk, (1914 - 2011) was born in Czestochowa, Poland to a large family of doctors and scientists, most of whom, because of their religion, never saw the end of World War II. Always a serious student, she finished her medical studies in 1940 in Soviet-occupied Poland, an impressive achievement for a woman of her generation.
During the Holocaust that accompanied the War, she and her husband, Stanislaw Wiczyk, M.D. (1912-2010) were saved by a courageous group of Poles to whom she remained devoted for the remainder of her life.
By 1958, she and her family, which now included two daughters, Janine and Halina, emigrated to Israel and, then, in 1960, to the United States to begin life anew. Here, after much hard work and re-training, resumed her medical practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y.
The Wiczyks moved to Erie in 1979 where Dr. Barbara served as an employee health physician at St. Vincent Health Center until 1985. Music was always an integral part of her life. She loved playing Chopin on the piano or organ and continued to take music lessons until the end of her life. She was a devout American, loving her adopted country that gave her family so much freedom.
Dr. Barbara Wiczyk was born September 26, 1914, and died in the comfort of her home in Erie, Pa. on September 14, 2011, 12 days short of her 97th birthday. She was a truly remarkable woman who was loved and respected by all, who had the honor of knowing her.
Barbara Wiczyk's Timeline
September 26, 1914
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
September 14, 2011
Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States