John P. Stronski, a decorated World War II veteran whose career in finance spanned more than four decades, died Wednesday of complications from dementia at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Monkton resident was 94.
He was the son of Polish immigrants. His father, Adolph Stronski, was a blacksmith, and his mother, Lillian Owsik, was a homemaker.
John Peter Stronski was born in Baltimore and raised in Locust Point, where his father had his blacksmith shop.
He dropped out of Polytechnic Institute after completing his junior year and went to work assembling airplanes at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River.
Drafted into the Army in 1944, Mr....