Heaven gained another angel when Alina Szadkowski passed peacefully on October 12th, 2022. She was 92 years old and lived a long, fulfilled life.
Alina embodied strength-physically and mentally, courage and devotion. She and her husband Anthony Osiecki were married 25+ years and raised two beautiful children whom they loved very much. Anthony passed in 1982 and her son Anthony/TonyOsiecki passed in 2010. She will now be reunited with her loved ones, which warms all of our hearts.
Alina was a child during WWII in Poland, she experienced many extreme hardships that impacted her life and shaped her into the courageous person she was, including surviving the holocaust. She started working at a young age as seamstress and then became a very experienced tailor. In her 20’s she met her husband Anthony when he was a soldier for Polish army and the rest was history, they created a loving family of 4.
Alina was originally born into a family of 9 siblings, learning to work hard, care/assist one another during a very hard era. This taught her determination, dedication, a strong work ethic and the importance of providing for her family at a young age. Her and her husband moved to the USA in 1963 to be in Indiana with her brother in law. Later on once her husband passed, she moved to CA to be with her only daughter and brought along her young son. She embodied success, always dressing in style, and always took good care of her health. Due to her accomplishments she was able to buy her own home and business – Roberts Alterations, becoming a tailor serving the Corona del Mar area for 30-40 years.
Anyone who knew Alina, knew that church was very important to her. She attended or watched weekly service for many years and devoted her life to Jehovah god. She did many hours of pioneering and conventions for Jehovah throughout the years and would selflessly give all of her effort and time to be of service.
Alina was very strong, elegant and intelligent. From running a successful business all on her own and working diligently from such a young age to provide for her family, she was a woman that could do it all. Raising children to manual labor- remodeling her house, to working 6 days a week for 30-40 years; she rarely would miss a day. She is already dearly missed and will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.
Alina is survived by her daughter, 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 6 great grandchildren and many extended family members.