Unsung Heroes #122

John Geroski is a proud World War II veteran, and longtime Westporter.

He’s now 96 years old, wheelchair bound and with vision problems. He lives near from downtown.

When Joe Watson — Westport Sunrise Rotary Hands-on Committee member — heard that John’s house needed work, the group swung into action.

Robert Hauck — Hands-on co-chair — contacted Bio Clean. Tom Homola said his company would do mold remediation — normally up to $10,000 — pro bono.

Up this weekend: yard clean-up. That will be handled by Sunrise Rotary, Gorham Avenue neighbors, and Kristen Alvanson of Habitat for Humanity.

John’s family — who do not live nearby — are grateful and appreciative for the good will and great work shown by neighbors and strangers.

“It means everything to my father to be able to live out his days at home, rather than in a nursing home,” his son Mark Gasiorowski says. “He certainly deserves it, after all he has been through.”

All who made this possible are this week’s Unsung Heroes.

And — for his service to our country, and all he’s done since then — John Geroski is our Unsung Hero too.

3 responses to “Unsung Heroes #122

  1. John was a big help in the efforts over 10 years ago to prevent the construction of Condos on Gorham Avenue. Thanks John!

  2. Re: caring & involved Westporters, great counterpoint to the preceding post.

  3. Tom Feeley Sr

    I was honored to be paired up with John at the Bedford Middle School Veterans Day event where veterans shared their stories with the students. John was in the signal corps and was tasked with finding the break and fixing it. It often took him into enemy territory and the students were mesmerized as he told his tales of laughter and horror when a bullet hit his friend standing next to him in the head by a sniper. When the event ended he was flocked with admirers

    Please tell him I said HEY JOHN‼️