GRETA MARKIEWICZ, recently of Scottsdale, AZ passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13th. She was a wonderful mom, special lady, and a great friend. She was always willing to volunteer and was generous with her time. Greta was born and educated in Zablocie-Zywiec, Poland (south of Krakow).
Greta was a Holocaust survivor. She met her late husband, Leonard Markiewicz in a Nazi German Arbeitslager (labor camp) and they were married shortly after they were liberated by the Russians in 1945. In June 1995 Greta and Leonard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
While in Colchester, CT she was an active member of Congregation Ahavath Achim, the Sisterhood, a life member of Hadassah, and participated in Jewish Federation events, as well as being a past member of the Grange. She also spent time at the Colchester Senior Center.
Greta and her late husband owned and operated a farm on Lebanon Avenue in Colchester, CT. They were both active in the Central Connecticut Co-Op Farmers Assoc. In their retirement, they spent their winters in Delray Beach, FL.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard (1995), her grand-daughter, Korye Nicole (1999), and her great-granddaughter, Caitlin Korye (2009). Greta is survived by her daughter, Sally of NYC, her son, Henry (Nancy) of Phoenix, AZ, and grandsons, Joshua (Tracey) of Apex, NC, and Brad (Arielle) of Springfield, VA. Greta is also survived by her two great-grandchildren, Sean Ryan (8) and Madison Kate (3), both of Apex, NC.
Funeral services will be held at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 84 Lebanon Avenue, in Colchester on Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m. with Rabbi Ken Alter officiating. Arrangements have been made through Weinstein Funeral Home.
Donations can be made to Congregation Ahavath Achim, or the U.S. Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024, or a local charity of your choice.