Mr. Eric Domurat

Mr. Eric Domurat

Eric Domurat was born in Wizna, Poland on June 28, 1915 and died at the age of 96 in October 2011.  He studied church conservation and restoration arts before being called up to the Polish Army. In 1939, he was captured and taken to a work camp in Siberia. All Polish soldiers were liberated from those work camps in 1941, after which he was sent to train in the Mideast where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. He fought as part of the Allied Forces in North Africa and then was deployed to Italy as a tank commander at the Battle of Monte Cassino. After WWII, he was responsible for repatriation of Polish families in England where he met his wife, Paula (nee Szygiel). He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1951. He was employed by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. He also worked on many conservation projects including restoration of the organ at the Trenton War Memorial Building; refurbishing the original wall murals in Trenton City Hall, and; marbleizing the front altar of St. Hedwig’s Church. He and his family lived in Trenton for more than 40 years, and then moved to Gloucester County. He was a strong supporter of education and life-long learning.

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