GEORGE R. SZYMANSKI grew up in Jersey City NJ. During World War II he served with the United States Merchant Marine as a radio operator. After the war ended he continued working at sea while attending Villanova University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1953 he began teaching biology at Camden High School. George Szymanski remained at Camden High until his retirement at the end of the 1988 school year, a 35 year term of service. During this time he also worked with the school band for a short spell in the early 1950s, and for many years was in charge of the school's audio-visual equipment. George Szymanski also shot movies of the school's football team.

George Szymanski has lived for many years in Philadelphia. He operates amateur radio station WV3E; is a member of the Polish American Historical Association and the South Jersey branch of the Dennis Roland Chapter, American Merchant Marine Veterans.

George R. Szymanski Sr. passed away on February 7, 2007

Philadelophia Inquirer - February 8, 2007

George R. Szymanski Sr.


SZYMANSKI GEORGE R. SR., on Feb. 5, 2007. Devoted husband of Anna (nee Lerke); loving father of George R. Jr., Esq. (Dolores), Paul, and Alice Holt (Joseph); Dziadzi of Adam Szymanski, Jeremy and Catherine Holt. Dear brother of Henry and brother-in-law of Eleanor Lerke. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends, and fellow members of the Polish Heritage Soc. of Phila., Associated Polish Home, Kosciuszko Foundation, Polish Heritage Society (current secretary), Polish National Alliance Group 1 (current secretary), American Merchant Marine Veterans, Dennis A. Roland Chapter, S. Jersey Branch and the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club (current secretary) are invited to his Viewing and Funeral Saturday after 8:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Calvary Church, 11024 Knights Rd. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 A.M. Int. Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown PA. In lieu of flowers your donation to the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St., NY NY 10021-6591, would be appreciated by George's family. Arr. by SLABINSKI AND SUCHARSKI FUNERAL HOMES 215 744 2700.