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WWII Gunnery Sergeant Stanley F. Kondracki, Sr. of Blauvelt, died at home with his family on December 1, 1999. He was 81. Stan was born in Hudson, PA on May 20, 1918 to Frank and Francis Yamrowski Kondracki. Stan served his country with honor in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was a proud 4th Marine Raider. His active service was from 1937-1947. He was part of the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in Shanghai, China from 1939-1941. During the Second World War, he fought at such conflicts as the Solomon Islands, New Georgia, Guam, and Okinawa. His 4th Marine Regiment was one of the first U.S. troops to occupy post war Japan. For his service to his country Stan received a Good Conduct Medal, and five battle stars. He was a Sharpshooter with both rifle and pistol. He received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Stan was a cabinet maker with the NY Council of Carpenters for 46 years. He was a Blauvelt resident for 45 years. Locally, he was a member of the VFW Raymond Demeola Memorial Post 1615. Stan is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Sheridan Kondracki, a sister Mary Olivia, O.S.F. of Reading, PA, his sons Stanley “Stas” Kondracki of Averill Park, NY, Steve Kondracki of Highland Mills, NY, Bill Kondracki of Lakewood, CO, and Ray Kondracki of Pearl River. He is also survived by his four loving daughters-in-law, Janet, Theresa, Annie, and Cathy, and 14 loving grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son Hugh Kondracki in 1994. Stanley took great pride in his family, home, and service to his country. He loved his family in a special way. Visiting will be held Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc., 100 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River. VFW service will be held Thursday 8PM. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Friday 10:15AM, St. Catherine’s Church, Blauvelt. Burial to follow, Fred Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead. Wyman Funeral Home Inc. 100 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River