Evelyn Zawieja

Zawieja, Evelyn Buczynska, born November 20, 1917, passed away on February 20, 2008. Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Janusz C. Zawieja. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Victoria Z. (Thomas) Cremer, and Constance Z. (Douglas R. Williams) Wagner, and her adoring grandchildren T.J. and Christopher A. Cremer, and Victoria H. Williams and Erin M. Williams, and by her very special nieces Mary T.(Thomas) Zgonena, Cynthia Emerick, and Gail Damron. She was preceded in death by her esteemed parents, Frank Buczynski and Victoria Ryza Buczynska, and by her siblings, Stella (Walery) Fronczak, Elsie Buczynska, Marian (Ted) Zak, Edward Buczynski, John (Lillian) Buczynski,Casey (Thelma) Bush, and Raymond (Marlynn) Buczynski, and by her nephews Robert (Lori) Fronczak and John Bush. Evelyn graduated from the University of Illinois and received training as a medical technologist at the University of Wisconsin. She was a registered medical technologist and worked for the Chicago Board of Health, Resurrection Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. During World War II, she served her country as a WAVE officer in the United States Navy. She was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and retired with the rank of First Lieutenant. She was a parishioner of St. Eugene Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois, where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and served as a Girl Scout Leader. Her interests included gardening, bridge, travel, theater, and opera.


  1. Jeff & Leslie Lewis on February 25, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Dear Connie, Leslie and I send our most sincere condolences. You and your family are in our hearts and our prayers. Jeff

  2. Julie Simmons on February 26, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing the obituary with us. It makes your mom so real to me, and I truly enjoyed reading the tributes on this site. I know this is so hard, and please know I am there for you. Sebastian may have cried with you today, but I am crying with you now!

  3. Martin Wagner on March 18, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Dear Connie and Vicky,
    I will always remember Evelyn, and keep her in my prayers. Never will I forget how she welcomed me into the family.

  4. Mike on January 5, 2009 at 6:00 am

    A great resource – many thanks!

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