A native of Poland who lived in this country for 28 years, Stephen Marusiewski (1894-1950) worked most of that time in the maintenance department of the Collins Company. He fell twenty-five feet to his death from a scaffold onto a concrete floor while painting a ceiling in a building. The plank he was standing on broke and caused his fall. Medical examiner Dr. Carl Kilburn determined that Marusiewski died of a fractured skull. A fellow worker, Everett Gustafson, also fell. He was lucky enough to land on another platform and escaped injury.
Marusiewski left a wife, a daughter, and three grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at the C.H. Vincent Funeral Home on Maple Avenue and at St. Patrick’s Church.
Stephen Marusiewski is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville.
“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past. Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.