REVEREND MONSIGNOR JOHN F. WIECKOWSKI
|Camden Courier-Post - August 8, 2003|
WIECKOWSKI, REV. MSGR. JOHN F. 91, of Cherry Hill on August 6, 2003. Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 20, 1912, Msgr. was raised in Camden and attended St. Joseph Grammar School, South Camden and Camden Catholic High School. He studied for the priesthood at St. Charles College, Catonville, MD, St. Bonaventure Seminary, Allegany, NY and Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD. After ordination at St. Mary's Cathedral, Trenton on April 16, 1938, Msgr was assigned as associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish, East Camden.
4, 1942 he was commissioned a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and
served as chaplain with the 79th Artillery Division. After stateside
duty in Texas and Mississippi, he served in Plymouth, England, Normandy,
France shortly after D Day. He saw duty in Belgium and Holland and was
with the first American troops to cross the Rhine into Germany. He
completed his tour in Czechoslovakia and was discharged a Major.
Viewing Sunday 2:30 to 7:45PM. Mass of Jesus Christ the High Priest 8PM in Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 601 W. Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. On Monday Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30AM where friends may call after 9AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Chews Landing. Contributions in Msgr's memory may be made to Annunciation Regional School 605 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. For inquiries please call McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOMES 800-993-0888. Tributes and memories may be shared at; www.mcgfuneral.com 'The Lifetime Tribute Funeral Home'
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