Mary T Giniewski

August 15, 1931November 25, 2018

Mary Theresa Giniewski (Colonel, USAF, retired), 87, who led a life dedicated to the service of God, country, church, community and helping underprivileged children around the world, died peacefully in her San Antonio home on November 24, 2018 of natural causes. She was born August 15, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley J. and Joanna (Hydock) Giniewski, Sr. Mary attended Central Catholic High School, in Reading, PA - Class of 1949. She graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and was commissioned into the Air Force where she served 30 years in positions of management until her retirement, settling in San Antonio, TX. Mary was actively involved in many causes in the community, being especially committed to Boysville, A Children's Home for Boys and Girls. There, she served on several executive committees and the Board of Directors. A devout Catholic, she enjoyed attending mass and volunteering with the altar guild at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Stone Oak.

Mary is survived by her sister, Joanna B. (Giniewski) Towse, of Albany, NY; daughter, Alison (Towse) Carr; her brother, Stanley J. Giniewski, Jr. of Birdsboro, PA; his sons, Kevin A. and Patrick S. Giniewski; and five grand nephews.

There will be a private interment at Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, PA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Boysville Memorial Fund, c/o Boysville Inc, PO Box 369, Converse TX 78109-9988, or online at, in honor of Mary T. Giniewski. Arrangements under the direction of Sunset North Funeral Home, San Antonio, Texas.


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Brig Gen Linda Stierle

November 28, 2018

On behalf of the Society of Air Force Nurses, please know we are mourning with you the death of our friend and colleague, Colonel Mary Giniewski. She was a remarkable woman who made a difference in the lives of many as she journeyed through life. Mary will most definitely be missed, and she will not be forgotten by the Air Force nursing community.
Linda J. Stierle, Brigadier General, USAF (Retired)