The family of Kazimierz Sojak, announces with deep sadness his sudden and unexpected passing on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. "Kazik", as he was known by all, was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States in 1963 before settling in Bayonne for the past 58 years. Prior to his retirement in 2007, he worked as a warehouse foreman for the Acme supermarket in Bayonne and then with the City of Bayonne in the Department of Parks and Recreation, a position he held for 15 years.
Kazik was a longtime member of the New Polish Community Circle and the Polish American Home in Bayonne. Throughout the years he was an active participant in the Pulaski commemorative festivities in the Bayonne Polish community. With sincere dedication, he carried the Polish flag with pride and honor as he marched up 5th Avenue in New York City with each year's Bayonne Contingent Marshal in the annual Pulaski Day Parade.
Kazik was a devout and faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Lady of Mt. Carmel Church where he served as an usher. He enjoyed the great outdoors, often going on bike rides and taking long walks through town. Kazik also had a passion for traveling to far off places, highlighted by trips back to Poland to visit relatives as well as family getaways to the Catskills. Those who knew Kazik best will remember him as a kind and loving family man and a friend to all.
Kazik was predeceased by his parents, Marian and Feliksa (Kaczmarczyk) Sojak and two sisters, Donata Lojewska and Blandyna Surgal. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 53 years, Elzbieta (Bartosiewicz) Sojak, his daughter Dorothy Wetzel and husband Robert, son Arthur Sojak and wife Amanda, one brother, Alfred Sojak and his wife Zdzislawa, and four grandchildren, Nicolle and Robert (Robbie) Wetzel and Ashley and Alyson Sojak. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members in both America and Poland.
A walk through visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Sunday, February 7, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. A funeral mass in Polish will be held in Kazik’s honor on Monday, February 8, at 10:30 am, from the parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, officiated by the Rev. Lukasz Kleczka. A private interment will follow at Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, Mass cards from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Kazik's memory would be most appreciated.
The funeral home occupancy will be limited to 25 people at a time to adhere to safety protocols. It is respectfully asked that visitors wear a face covering and maintain social distance during visitation hours. There will be a hands-free sanitizing station at the front door entrance.
*There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to church.
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