Zenon Jankiewicz, of Kearny, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the age of 90. Visiting will be on Friday, August 17 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny. Mass will be Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 115 South 3rd Street, Harrison, NJ. Private cremation will follow.
Zenon was born in Choromce, Poland September 15, 1927. During World War II, he was forced to work at a labor camp in Germany. After the end of the war, he assisted the US Army as a guard and translator during the Nuremberg trials. Zenon immigrated to the United States in 1952 where he lived in Harrison, NJ and enlisted in the U.S. Army serving until 1957. While stationed in Germany as a US soldier, he met his wife Brigitte. Together, they returned to the United States where Zenon was employed for many years as a machinist/foreman for Kleer Kast Plastic Company in Kearny, NJ.
Zenon was a fun-loving jokester who enjoyed gardening, watching the NY Yankees, crabbing, tinkering in his workshop, and doing his homework (word search puzzles). He also loved spending time with his family and going on cruises with his beloved wife.
Zenon was married for 62 years to his devoted wife Brigitte (nee Poser). He is survived by his loving sons, Glenn, Michael and Mark and his wife Cynthia, his loving daughters Dorothy Cole and her husband James, Linda Sherry and her husband Robert. He was also the loving father of the late Rita Bowman. Brother of Irene Oeckel and the late Henryk Jankiewicz, Rozalia Zambrzycki, Genevieve Sessa and Anthony Jankiewicz. Also surviving are Zenon’s grandchildren, Glenn, Brandon, Melissa, Kristyn, Jennifer, Robert, Amanda and Alexander and five great-grandchildren. He was a caring Godfather to Wanda Nittolo (nee Zambrzycki), Paul Oeckel and Bernadette Sessa and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson Kristopher.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The N.J. Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park, Attn: Recreation Department, 132 Evergreen Road, Edison, N.J. 08837