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Edward B. Rybczynski, Esq.

AUGUST 9, 1930 ~ NOVEMBER 3, 2019

The National Katyń Memorial Foundation, its members, supporters and friends, along with Baltimore Polonia, are mourning the loss of beloved Edward B. Rybczynski, Esq. He was a member of the Katyń Memorial Committee, the organization that raised the money and built the Monument we now promote. Edward acted as the liaison for the Committee in our interaction with all government offices, including that of the Polish government. He served for 4 years as Vice Chairman, under Al Wisniewski, and 2 years as Chairman. Edward, along with with Bill Krol and Richard Poremski, wrote the transition paperwork which dissolved the Katyń Memorial Committee and created the current National Katyń Memorial Foundation.

In 1995 Edward recruited his son, Thomas Rybczynski, who currently serves as Foundation Secretary. Tom’s son, Adam Rybczynski, one of Edward’s 22 grandchildren, is also a member of our Foundation.

Arrangements are as follows: Visitation at Kaczorowski Funeral Home, P.A., 1201 Dundalk Ave., is on Thursday, November 7 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church on Friday, November 8 at 10am. Interment is at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Obituary may be found at

In lieu of flowers, the family has graciously requested that donations be made to the Katyń Memorial Foundation. Donations may be made by clicking here.

Thank you to those who have generously donated
in memory of Edward B. Rybczynski, Esq:

Martha S Cukor
”In honor of Ed Rybczynski”

Edith Pula
”To honor the memory of a stalwart in the Baltimore Polish-American community
and the father of my lifelong friends. Go with God, Mr. Ed.”

Richard Poremski
”We lost a great man and a great member of the Polonia.”

Fells Point Coldwell Banker office
”From Thomas' Coldwell Banker Family in honor of Edward B. Rybczynski.”

Phyllis Arnold
”Our prayers are with Rybczynski family.”

Adrienne Andrews
”With love for Caroline and her family during this time of remembrance
from Notre Dame Mission Volunteers.”

Anna Marie Komisarek
”Thank you to Mr. Rybczynski for his dedication and service.”

Anita Bondarenko
”With love and sympathy, Geri McGovern Barbara Ondo Anita Bondarenko”

Susan Rockstroh
”In honor of Mr. Rybczynski”

Sundae Newton
”In memory of Mr. Rybczynski”

Lee Snyder
”A gentleman's gentleman”

Gary Amereihn
”Such a wonderful man will be truly missed.”

Amanda Kaniowski
”With love from the work family of Mark Rybczynski”

Małgorzata Bondyra, Michael Carnahan, and Children
”Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rybczynski family during this time of grieving.”

Jane Menendez
”Thinking of the Rybczynski Family”

Krystyna Osowski
”We as community lost hard working very dedicated to polonia Mr. Rybczynski.
Wieczny odpoczynek racz da
ć mu Panie”

Alan Gladstone
”We are grateful for Mr. Rybcyznski's legacy.”

James Menendez
”Thanks for raising the lovely lady I am proud to call my wife. May you rest in peace.”

Ginger, John, Mark, and Luke Suchy
”Ed and his family were very devoted to the installation of the Katyn Monument here in Baltimore.
I am sorry to see Ed go, but I know Eleanor, his children and grandchildren
will follow in his footsteps and continue to honor the remembrance of
Polish history the statue brings to Baltimore.”

2019 is our biennial fundraiser year.

This year you can mail in your donation in the self-addressed envelope in the fundraising packet, or you can donate directly online. With your generosity, we can continue to hold events, provide upkeep and honor the fallen heroes. Thank you for your support of the National Katyń Memorial Foundation.


We are pleased to share Polish Radio Zagranica's Report on the 18th Annual Katyń Remembrance in Baltimore on April 29, 2018. To view the article click here: Polonia w USA uczciła rocznicę zbrodni katyńskiej.

The National Katyń Memorial Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, education and continued remembrance of the Katyń Forest Massacre of 1940 


Each year a bilingual Mass is held at Baltimore’s Polish church, Holy Rosary, and there is an annual remembrance at the Monument site which is attended by the Polish Ambassador or a representative, as well as other dignitaries and representatives of many local, regional and national Polish organizations. Displays are set up at community events and at Polish National Alliance, and information can be found at Baltimore’s Visitor Center. It is through these efforts that the Foundation will continue to promote and preserve the story of the Katyń Massacre so that future generations may learn from this tragic event.