Stanislaw ("Stas") Sobanski

by George C. Fudakowski/Ford, Stas's brother-in-law

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Stas was born on November 7, 1907, and grew up in Gdynia, a Polish port city on the Baltic Sea. In 1932 he became engaged to Rena Fudakowska, daughter of George Fudakowski and Nina Videl Fudakowska. Stas was 24 and had known Rena for two years. (The family name Videl is sometimes spelled Weydel or Waydel.)

They were married on June 28, 1934, at St. Alexander's Church in Warsaw. On April 20, 1935, Oskar was born, and on November 24, 1937, their second son, Michael was born. Their daughter Janina was born on November 15, 1939, and died on March 31, 1963.

As a young man, Michael was killed in a plane crash in Dakar, Senegal, while returning from South Africa.

Stas died on December 16, 1965, at the age of 58.

Fudakowski-Krajewski family home