Salem — Mr. Stanley Malionek, 94, of Salem, beloved husband of Veronica (Bajdek) Malionek, died Friday March 14, 2014, in the Ledgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Salem on October 5, 1919, he was the son of the late Paul and Tekla (Szczepaniak) Malionek. He was raised and educated in Salem, and was a lifelong resident of the Salem area.
A veteran of World War II, Stanley proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1945.
Stanley had worked for many years in the leather industry. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by Tan-Rite Leather Company of Peabody.
A loving husband and father, Stanley was devoted to his family and his faith and was a long-time communicant of St. John the Baptist Polish Church, Salem. He was a past president of the Holy Name Society as well as a Eucharistic Minister and helped out at the church whenever he could.
Stanley was a lifetime member of both the Knights of Columbus, Veragua Council #76 of Salem as a Fourth Degree Knight and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1524.
A member of the Guild of Beverly Artists for many years, Stanley painted in both watercolor and oil. He was an avid amateur photographer and gardener. For many years Stanley was a blood donor at the American Red Cross and gave blood as often as he was allowed to do. He loved all kinds of music, especially Polish Polkas and played a little piano and accordion.
Surviving him in addition to his wife of 61 years are his two sons, Anthony Malionek and his wife, Jan of Beverly, Stephen Malionek of Salem; four brothers, Joseph and Louis both of Salem, Richard of Peabody, and Henry of Hyde Park; three sisters, Teresa Jaworski and Clara Flowers, both of Salem, and Mary McHugh of Peabody, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Adolph (infant), Chester, Vincent, Andrew, John, and Frank.