On April 6, 2013 at the age of 83 and 55 years in the priesthood, Lt. Colonel Father George Dabrowski, C.M., passed at St. Catherine’s Infirmary Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. He was a long time US Air Force chaplain, pastor, as well as, teacher and professor at St. John Kanty Prep, Erie, PA among other intuitions. In recent years he was a resident of St. Catherine’s Infirmary.
He was born in Hamden, CT, on July 29, 1930. He was the son of the late Joseph Dabrowski and Sophia Piascik Dabrowski. He entered the Congregation of the Mission in the Vice-Province of Poland in the USA and was ordained a priest on May 31, 1958. For the next 6 years Father Dabrowski served as a parish priest at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish in New Haven, CT and as a teacher at St. John Kanty Prep School in Erie, PA.
From 1964 to 1989 Father Dabrowski served as a chaplain in the US Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. From 1990 to 1992 he served at the Provincial House in West Hartford, CT, as archivist and superior. For the next three years he worked in parishes in Lisbon Falls, ME, and Concord, NH. In 1995 he returned to Connecticut to assume the duties of archivist and superior at De Paul Provincial House in Manchester. After serious surgery, he retired to St. Joseph’s Residence in Enfield in 2003. Later, he was transferred to St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA.
We, at St. Stanislaus Kostka, remember him as a wonderful priest and Bible scholar, who came to us to teach Bible classes.
May he rest in peace.