Vincent
Raczykowski


 

VINCENT RACZYKOWSKI was born on November 27, 1885. Of Polish extraction, he came to the United States, settling in Camden around 1909. He was one of a number of businessmen who were in the bottling business in Camden. 

Of these operations, Vincent Raczykowski's was probably the most successful. The business, founded in 1917 at 1101 Morton Street absorbed the Thirteenth Ward Bottling Works in the 1930s, then made the transition to beer distribution and remaining in operation as the Newport Bottling Works into the 1970s. 

Vincent Raczykowski passed away in January of 1964, survived by his wife and sons Stephen and Bruno. Stephen Raczykowski owned and operated Steve's Tavern on Ferry Avenue at Fillmore Street for many years.


Camden Courier-Post * January 16, 1928

POLISH-AMERICAN CLUB REELECTS PRESIDENT

 Vincent Raczykowski was elected for the third consecutive time as president of the Camden County Polish-American Republican Club at the annual meeting held in the clubhouse at Tenth and Liberty streets.

Other officers elected were: B. Bubnowski, vice president; Frank Bleja, financial secretary; A. Grzeczkowski, recording secretary: Joseph Kracvyk, treasurer; A. Pepiak, S. Sobieski and J. Szkemo, auditor; and John Skolski, usher.

Mr. Raczykowski was also named as county political leader of the Polish community. B. Derowski Sr., was named Thirteenth Ward leader; B. J. Wilinski, Seventh Ward leader, and S. Wojciechowski, Eighth Ward leader..


Camden Courier-Post * January 1964

V. Raczykowski Dies at 78

Vincent Raczykowski, 78, founder and owner of the Newport Bottling Works, 1101 Morton Street, died Wednesday in West Jersey Hospital. A native of Poland, he lived in Camden 54 years and founded the bottling works in 1917.

He was a member of the board of directors of the State Beverage Distributors of New Jersey, a past president of the Polish National Alliance Lodge 45; and a past president of the Camden County Polish American Republican Club. He lived at the Morton Street address.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine; two sons, Stephen of Pennsauken and Bruno at home; and two grandchildren.

Friends will meet Monday at 8 a.m. in the Zembroski Funeral Home at 1643 Mount Ephraim Avenue. High requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 10th and Mechanic streets. There  will be a viewing in the funeral home Sunday night. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing.


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