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Herman W. Miaski – Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony

October 9, 2018


Herman William Miaski was born on February 23, 1929 in Averill Park, New York to the late Anson Walter Miaski and Helen (Levenworth) Miaski.  Herman was the brother of Lois Clifford, Rita Buhl and the late Vera Fowler, Edmond Miaski and Sharon Evans.

Herman attended Sherwood Park School and graduated from Columbia High School, class of 1946.

Herman enlisted in the United States Army on September 25, 1946.  Private First Class Miaski was serving with the 25th Infantry Division, 90th Field Artillery Battalion.  Herman served in the Occupation of Japan and spent time in Tokyo, Nara, Koshien, Kobe, Osaka, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Oji and Nishinomiya.  While stationed in Japan, Herman was a Warehouse Man, assisting with the receiving, handling, storing, shipping and issuing of all types of military supplies and equipment.  He also had to fill orders from warehouse stock and assisted with the taking of inventories, checked items issued and received against invoices and bills of lading.  Herman was the proud recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp, the Expert Rifle Marksman Badge, the Expert Carbine Marksman Badge and the Honorable Service Lapel Button.  He was honorably discharged from the United States Army on April 12, 1948.

On September 1, 1972, Herman married his wife, Barbara (Popiel) Miaski in Schodack, New York.  Together they had one son, Anson William Miaski and two grandchildren, Ryan Anson Miaski and Adam William Miaski and several nieces and nephews.

Herman was employed as a mason and contractor in the 1950s and 1960s and a truck driver in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  In June of 1975, Herman joined the Engineering Department at Albany Memorial Hospital as a carpenter, retiring from there in December of 2005.  Herman was also the co-owner of Garfield Tree Farm in Stephentown.

Herman was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, Teamsters Union and the National Christmas Tree Association.  Herman was a volunteer fireman at the Sherwood Park Station in the mid 1950s.

Herman played baseball and softball in the Albany Twilight league for many years.  He also spent many years bowling in local leagues.  He was an outdoorsman; enjoying hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed photography and reading.


October 9, 2018
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