Tomasz Bednarski

March 9, 2022

Tomasz Bednarski, 47, of Charlotte, NC, sadly left us on March 9, 2022, after a brief illness. He was known for his sense of humor and occasional gruff demeanor that attempted to hide a sensitive, caring soul. He was very proud to be both Polish born and a US citizen. He was also self employed and a passionate stay-at-home dad to two loving but crazy canines, Oshi and Inara. He leaves behind a high school sweetheart and loving wife of almost 24 years Teresa Anne (Stilwell) Bednarski, parents Nina and Andrzej Bednarski of Charlotte, brother Sam Bednarski, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of dear friends.  

An informal Celebration of Life will be held to honor Tomasz’s memory from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on April 2 at Brewers at 4001 Yancey. We invite anyone who knew him to drop in and encourage attendees to wear bright colors as a tribute. We ask you to make a donation to the Pits & Giggles Rescue in his honor, in place of sending flowers.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Tim Lazenby

    Teresa, I was extremely saddened to hear of Thomasz passing. He was a really good friend that I hurt by telling him that he wore out his welcome over here when he would visit me most every day. If I could go back in time I would have never said that. It has bothered me ever since. Although I apologized to him I feel like I hurt him deeply and no amount of apologizing would do any good. I’ll feel bad about this for the rest of my life.

    If there’s anything I can do to help you during this terrible time I’ll be happy to do it, just ask.

    God bless you,

    Tim Lazenby

  • Andrea Wraight Doncel

    I am very sorry to hear about Tomasz. I have not seen him or the family for many years but I have some lovely memories of him from childhood. We went to the same KH in the 80s and even attended Quail Hollow at the same time but different grades. I remember enjoying the warm hospitality from his family at their home back in those days. I like this picture that has been posted because it looks like the happy young man I used to know. I am very sorry for his loss and the family has all my sympathy for their loss. With much affection, Andrea and all the Wraight family