Danuta Filip-Mei­jer

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - Mrs. Danuta Filip- Mei­jer, 66, passed away on April 16, 2019. She was born on May 1, 1952 in Lublin, Poland, a daugh­ter of the late Jan Filip and He­lena Filip.

Af­ter she grad­u­ated from high school she went on to earn the Mas­ter De­gree of Eco­nomics at the Uni­ver­sity Marii Curie- Sk­lodowskiej in Lublin.

She later went to work for Agromet in Lublin where she met her fu­ture- to- be­hus­band, Ber­til Mei­jer. Ber­til, a Swedish cit­i­zen, was vis­it­ing Agromet on busi­ness and it was Danuta’s knowl­edge in English that brought them to­gether.

A few years later, 1983, Ber­til’s Swedish em­ployer of­fered him a job to move to Char­lotte, North Carolina. He ac­cepted, and soon af­ter per­suaded Danuta to join him.

In Septem­ber 1984 they were mar­ried in St. Anne’s Catholic Church by Mon­signor McSweeney. He trusted two for­eign­ers walk­ing into his of­fice and say­ing they would like to get mar­ried. His trust changed their lives for­ever.

Danuta, an out­go­ing per­son find­ing friends eas­ily, soon found new friends in, at the time, a small Pol­ish com­mu­nity in Char­lotte and the or­ga­ni­za­tion “The In­ter­na­tional House”.

In 1990 Danuta and her hus­band left Char­lotte and moved to Swe­den ( his home coun­try). This was a new chal­lenge for her, learn­ing a new lan­guage and find­ing new friends. She learned the lan­guage and took a job as an ac­coun­tant for a small man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany. She also be­came a Swedish cit­i­zen.

Af­ter nine years in Swe­den it was time to move on. Her hus­band was once again of­fered a job in Char­lotte. In the fall of 1999 Danuta, her hus­band, and a con­tainer with their be­long­ings, left Swe­den with des­ti­na­tion North Carolina, where Matthews be­came their new home­town.

Danuta soon found her way back to “The In­ter­na­tional House” and “Door­ways” where she re­con­nected with old friends and found new.

For many years she worked as an ac­coun­tant and later, as CFO for Soft­ware Tool­box in Matthews. She re­tired in De­cem­ber of 2018. Danuta will be re­mem­bered for her op­ti­mism and her lov­ing per­son­al­ity.

Danuta is sur­vived by her hus­band, Ber­til Mei­jer and her sis­ter, Urszula Blaziak.

Visi­ta­tion will be held from 6 un­til 8 pm on Tues­day, April 23, 2019 at Harry & Bryant, 500 Prov­i­dence Rd., Char­lotte.

A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated at 4 pm on Wed­nes­day, April 24, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Prov­i­dence Rd., Char­lotte.

In lieu of f low­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be made to St. Jude Chil­dren’s Re­search Hospi­tal.

Con­do­lences may be of­fered at www.har­ryand­bryant­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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