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Zbigniew Glowczynski, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, surrounded by the love and comfort of his devoted family.
"Ziggy" as he was known by all, was born in Grajewo, Poland to parents Waclaw and Jozefa Glowczynski. In 1972 he immigrated to the United States where he briefly lived in New York and Jersey City before ultimately settling with his wife in Bayonne to raise their family. His strong work ethic and determination led to a longtime position as an assembly lineman for the General Motors Corporation in Linden, N.J., a role he performed diligently until his retirement in 2008.
A parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Ziggy was a founding member of the Polish Choir (established in 1980) and also sang in the St. Cecilia Choir for many years.
Ziggy was fiercely proud of his Polish heritage and took great joy in celebrating Polish traditions with his family and friends. He was a member of the Bayonne Kolo Nowej Polonii and a supporter and participant of the Bayonne Pulaski Parade Committee, where he marched with honor beside his wife Sophie, as she represented Bayonne as the 1998 Contingent Marshal in the Pulaski Day Parade in New York City. With a love for dancing, he seldom missed the opportunity to attend zabawa dance events at the Polish American Home where he also served as a dedicated member.
Ziggy possessed a quick wit, and hilarious sense of humor that truly made him the life of the party! Known for his kind and compassionate nature, Ziggy was always willing to lend a helping hand at his son-in-law’s place of business, O’Leary’s Publik House, in Jersey City, where he was loved by all. He had a passion for cooking and preparing delicious soup recipes where he often used ingredients from his abundant vegetable garden that he tended to with the utmost care. He pursued various hobbies and interests such as skiing, and playing tennis and soccer in his younger years. As an avid sports fan, Ziggy always cheered for his favorite sports teams with endless spirit and enthusiasm. He especially looked forward to vacations to tropical destinations where he appreciated the beautiful beaches and swimming along the ocean.
Above all else, Ziggy was a loving family man who found immesurable joy in his role as husband, father, and Dziadek to his grandchildren.
Ziggy's story is one of a life well-lived, filled with love, laughter, and enduring friendships. He will be missed beyond measure but his legacy will live on through those who were blessed and fortunate enough to know him.
Left to cherish his memory are his dearly beloved wife of 51 years, Sophie (Zielinski) Glowczynski, his children, Isabel Koryszewski (Grzegorz), Sylvia Hennessey (Kevin), Arthur Glowczynski (Brandi), six adored grandchildren, Simone, Sebastian, Lucas, Berlin, Cameron, and James; two sisters, Krystyna and Barbara, sister-in-law, Grazyna Alabrudzinski, brother-in-law, Janek Zielinski (Danuta), and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Waclaw and Jozefa (Wroblewska) Glowczynski, and nine siblings.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, January 5, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass in Ziggy's honor will be held in Polish on Saturday, January 6, at 10:30 a.m. from the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 39 East 22nd Street, Bayonne. Entombment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery Mausoleum in Jersey City.