Adam B. Barwinski

October 12, 1921 ~ February 22, 2018 (age 96)


Adam Barwinski, age 96, went to heaven on Thursday, February 22nd to be with his loving wife of 64 years, Harriet. Adam was born in RadA‚ówek, Poland to Catharina (née Kielorzekowne) and Bronislaus Barwinski.

During World War II, Adam spent 2 years and 9 months in over 12 different Russian and German concentration camps. At one camp he smuggled food into the camp to feed the starving American POWs. Because of these efforts, and since he was fluent in 7 languages, the United States Army hired him after the war where one of his jobs was as a translator at the American Embassy. He was eventually sponsored by an American soldier to come to the United States, and settled in Wellington where he met and married Harriet Underhill. After working for several car dealerships as a mechanic, Adam went to work for General Motors for 33 years as a machine repair-machinist. Adam loved fishing, gardening, and making his own Polish sauerkraut.

Adam is survived by his children, Katherine (Brian) Kane and William (Karen) Barwinski, and grandchildren (Alissa, Emily & Wesley Barwinski; and Quinton & Ryan Kane) that he claimed were his "pride and joy."

A viewing will be held at the Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main Street, Wellington, from 10 a.m to 12 p.m., immediately followed by a service on Saturday, March 3, 2018. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be given to the Wellington First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed online at


MAR 3. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Norton-Eastman Funeral Home

370 South Main Street

Wellington, OH, 44090

Funeral Service

MAR 3. 12:00 PM

Norton-Eastman Funeral Home

370 South Main Street

Wellington, OH, 44090

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