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Bucky Zamorski Passes On
NEW JERSEY – Mr. Henry “Bucky” J. Zamorski, 83, died Sunday, December 6, 2015, in the Delaire Nursing & Convalescent Center in Linden, New Jersey.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, December 10th, followed by a funeral mass offered at St. Theresa’s R.C. Church, Linden. Entombment followed in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.
Bucky, one of eleven children born to Helen Fortuna Zamorski and Cajetan Zamorski, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Bucky, however, spent his entire life in Linden, growing up, going to school, getting married, working in both his job and for his church and community, enjoying and dancing to Polish music, making many friends along the way and most importantly raising his children and grandchildren.
He was a tester for Verizon in Linden for thirty-eight years until he retired in 1992.
Bucky proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with his entry into active duty, as well as time spent later in the reserves.
He was extremely active in his St. Theresa’s parish, having been a lector for over twenty-five years, an usher for twenty years and a past officer and member of its’ Holy Name Society. Bucky was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of New Jersey; a member and past-financial officer of the Freedom Club of Joseph Pilsudski Assocation, Elizabeth; a member and past financial officer of the Association of the Sons of Poland Lodge #93 and a member of the former Polish National Home, both in the Bayway section of Elizabeth. He was a member and past treasurer and past chaplain of the Tremley Point Senior Citizens Club in Linden and he held membership in both the national AARP and the AARP Linden Chapter #1894.
Bucky and his wife, Bertha, were polka enthusiasts. He met his wife at the 1st. street Polish Home in Elizabeth in 1954. They enjoyed Polish music and dancing whenever and wherever they could, especially at the Bayway Polish Home in Elizabeth for the last twenty years.
Bucky was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Tadeusz and Stanley; his sisters, Rose Filipski, Olga Obara and Kazimiera Zamorski.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Bertha S. Surmay Zamorski; his sons, Bruce J. Zamorski and his wife, Grazyna “Gracie”, Barry A. Zamorski and his wife, Theresa; his daughter, Beth Ann Zamorski and her fiancée, Thomas Taylor; his brother, Tadeusz “Teddy” Zamorski; his sisters, Grace Zamorski, Helen Banko and Florence Pentol and his five grandchildren.
Submitted by Bruce Zamorski