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Zofia and Jozef Stoch  Looking Back  a keepsake from Memoir for Me memoirforme.com
This book holds all the amazing stories that my parents have told me throughout the years. I am grateful for all they have...
Zofia   s parents, Marysia   Andrzej Kunc, 1938  Zofia Kunc Stoch, b. 1941 Zofia  n  e Kunc  Stoch was born on May 20, 194...
My mom, she told me stories. When I was 2, the German soldiers came to the house and asked him,    Do you help the partisa...
Marysia and her sister-in-law, Zofia, 1945  Zofia, Mietek  Dzidzia   s husband , and Andrziej, 1971  People hiked and skie...
Andrzej didn   t hold a job, but helped his wife with her business. Unfortunately, money was always an issue when he was a...
Zofia  middle  at her cousin Frank Grela   s  far right  bar in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, 1976  Zofia biked to a...
My dad didn   t know. It was a secret. We knew, but if he found out she was leaving him, he would go to the police make pr...
On their wedding day, 1982  Zofia with daughter Edyta, 1982  It was only  1,500 U.S. dollars for one car  Using business s...
We went to Bulgaria and all over Europe on vacation. Edyta always slept in the back of the car. But soon Zofia had her sig...
In Krakow, 1983  Zofia with daughters Edyta and Danuta, 1985  I learned English, but he didn   t  he worked for Polish peo...
Becoming    Babcia    has also been a fulfilling part of her life. Her daughter Danuta gave her two grandchilden much earl...
Jozef, Edyta, Zofia, and new son-in-law Rick on the night of Edyta   s engagement, 2004  She   s had a long and full life,...
Jozef Stoch, b. 1944 Jozef Stoch was born on March 30, 1944, in Furmanowa, a neighborhood of Zakopane, Poland. The town is...
Ludwiga  middle  with sisters and uncle, 1937 Stoch side - Ludwiga is front right, 1950s  He built a bar and restaurant. T...
But even at a young age, Jozef was enterprising and preferred making money to school. He and a friend made wooden walking ...
Jozef, 1985  It was very dangerous work because the trails were narrow. Despite the risk, Jozef remembers going with dad o...
I was interested in cars from the time I was a little kid. In Kaliszu, there were big factories where they would build car...
Jozef with brother Stefan, 2005  The work was high reward, but had its    price. I was running back from Czechoslovakia an...
Luckily Jozef made it back with the watches in tow. While dodging police to make a decent living, something more stable an...
Reunited in America, 1987  In 1987, the family left Poland for life in the U.S. His wife Zofia had family there and had wa...
Jozef has been on the move for most of his life. Now his daughter Edyta is grown and has children of her own. Jozef is sti...