Dr. Joseph Walter Wieczerzak (PhD.) was born January 1, 1931, in Newark, NJ, he passed away peacefully on September 10, 2022 at 91 years old, in Greenwich Ct..
He is survived by his son Christopher Joseph Wieczerzak of Passaic NJ, daughter Barbra Margaret Reilly of Katonah, NY & nephew Raymond Jandura of Mt. Olive, NJ
Dr. Wieczerzak attended Stuyvesant High school as a science major graduating 1946. He later graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in 1952. After which he was a Sargent in the US Armey as a translator during the Korean conflict from 1952 - 1955. Under the GI Bill, Dr. Wieczerzak earned his MA & PhD. From NYU in European History.
His distinguished career included tenor as a European History Professor at Bronx Community College for over 20 years. He was also Editor in Chief of the Polish Review for 17 years. He held many distinguished positions with the Kosciusko Foundation, PAHA, PNCC & was honored with a City of New York Commendation in 2008, for inspiring generations of students at Bronx Community College, for highlighting vital issues as editor emeritus of the Polish Review; for chronicling important chapters in history, particularly the Polish immigration to the United States during the 19th century; and for his lasting contributions to the Polish American community & New York City
Donations in memory for Dr. Wieczerzak can be made to: Homes for our Troops