It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and host of Poland in Music and Sound, Cas Majewski, on December 19, 2018.
According to Cas’ obituary, he was “…in the loving presence of his family”.
To read the obituary, please click **here**.
Cas joins his beloved Olga, who passed away in April of 2016 after sixty one years of marriage.
To read Olga’s obituary, please click **here**.
The University of New Haven and the WNHU community send our love to the Majewski family; Cas will be dearly missed.
Here is a description of the show, which Cas started 45 years ago;
Born in Poland, when Casimir was 8 years old, he, his brother, and his family were deported to Siberia, in 1940. In 1942, they were deported again from Russia to Iran, then to India, and then the eastern African coast. Finally staying in Zambia, where he lived with his mother and brother in refugee camps until 1949.
Casimir’s father had joined the Polish Army in 1940, fighting the Nazis in Italy. This is the last known location of his father. Casimir’s mother had passed in Zambia of malaria near the end of the war. As an orphan he and was sent to Montreal, Canada, where Casimir learned the trade of Lace Weaver.
After successful employment in Montreal and Drummondville, Casimir was recruited by the American Fabrics Company of Bridgeport, CT and moved his growing family to the US in 1964. He, his deceased wife Olga of 61 years, and their three children, Jan, Sonia, and Peter settled in Milford. All during Casimir’s life in Canada, and then the US, Casimir has been a proponent to promote his Polish cultural heritage, educating fellow friends and family in the long-standing Polish cultural traditions, which he has held dear to his heart.
Continuing in his life’s passion, he had become a member of many Polish educational and cultural societies. In 1976, he started to write for Nowy Dziennik, a Polish newspaper published in New York City. But it was in 1973, that Casimir started his music concept called Poland in Music and Song delivering his wit and commentary through the media of music.
He frequently traveled to Poland to obtain authentic Polish music to play on his show, thereby making his show slightly different than other music programs. He is grateful to WNHU for the opportunity to present his version of Poland in Music and Song for the past 28 years, and he is also very grateful to all his listeners who have supported his programming and shared his vision of Polish cultural traditions.