|Barbara Gromniak Frazier had these
recollections about two of her Krawiec Uncles recorded in December 2000:John
I remember visiting him in
while he lived in Washington, DC .....I guess I was about 10 years old. The memory is very
vivid because it was my first time to visit the Smithsonian Museum. I have the vague
remembrance that John worked as a carpenter. Late in life, he worked as a
handyman in an apartment complex where he lived. I feel quite certain he died in
Washington DC. He bought the house on Coal Street for his parents.
As long as I can remember he
lived in Philadelphia and died there. I think he worked some kind of factory job. Again, I
am thinking he may have been a plumber in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyards. I don't
think he ever married. He had chronic stomach problems to the extent that part
of his stomach had to be removed. His closest family relationships were with his brother
Frank in Baltimore and with Aunt Helen. He always stayed with Helen when he visited home.
During one particular health crises (stomach surgery), I remember my mother Anna and Aunt
Helen going to Philadelphia to be near him and offer support.