Friday, April 16, 2010

Michael Peter Wojcio

The father of long time club president and founding member Mike Wojcio passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at home, surrounded by his family. Michael Peter Wojcio, 98, of Kenilworth was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Mrs. Helen Wojcio in August 2007. Mr. Wojcio was honored as the oldest living resident of Kenilworth and served as Grand Marshall of the Kenilworth Centennial Parade in 2007. According to his obituary, he "served in World War II as a sergeant with the Army Air Corps, as an Army photographer at Robbins Field, Georgia, and at other posts. Prior to his retirement in 1977, he was employed by Lee Fabrics in Newark for 20 years, then with United Counties Trust Company for 17 years.  Mr. Wojcio was an avid golfer at Galloping Hill Golf Course and played the Francis Coakley Memorial Tournament until he was 95. His foursome won it that year. He was a member of the Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Opacity Funeral Home, 511 Washington Ave., Kenilworth, thence to St. Theresa's R.C. Church for his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment is in Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation is today, Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2230, 33 S. 21st St., Kenilworth, N.J. 07033, would be appreciated."

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