Born July 24, 1912 in Mydlniki (just outside Krakow). She graduated from the Gimnazjum Siostr Urszulanek (a High School run by the Ursuline Sisters) in Lwow and the Panstwowy Instytut Wychowania Fizycznego (a state college) in Warszawa. She was married to Mieczyslaw Dziekonski - a captain in the Polish Army who fought against the German invasion of Poland in September 1939. After the fall of Poland, he was interned in Switzerland, and finally joined Royal Air Force (as a navigator). After WWII ended, he settled in the United Kingdom. At that time Jasia escaped communist-ruled Poland and joined her husband in England. After his premature death, she, encouraged by her brother Lutek, moved to the USA. She spent the rest of her life in New York City working in a hospital as a lab technician. After her retirement she married Jan Suzin (a Polish military pilot who escaped to the U.S. in the late 1940s). Jasia died in New York on Feb 15, 1991 but her ashes rest in Krakow (Rakowice cementery) together with her father Bronislaw.
Jasia had no children
Last updated: Mar. 15, 2009