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Obituary of Marian W. Wojdan
Florence: Marian W. Wojdan, age 95 of Florence, New Jersey died Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Samaritan Center in Voorhees, NJ with his loving family at his side. Mr. Wojdan was born in Kielce, Poland - the son of the late Wincenty and Maria Wojdan (nee Walocha). He spent his early years in Kielce and in WW2 served in the Polish Home Army as well as the Polish II Corps. After the war, he lived in England and Canada, moving to Kendall Park, New Jersey in 1984, then to Florence in 2011. He will be remembered as a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, whose cheeriness, sense of humor and positive outlook impacted all those around him. He was a soldier, a patriot and passionate about democracy and equality around the world. He built strong ties to Polish communities wherever he lived, establishing and growing cultural and scouting organizations in London, England and Montreal, Canada. Among his noteworthy achievements:
-Through his firm Wojdan Import-Export in Montreal, he delivered food and medicine to orphanages and other charitable organizations during Poland's period of martial law in the early '80s.
-He was a founding member of the Polska Fundacja Społeczno-Kulturalna w Quebecu (Polish Socio-Cultural Foundation of Quebec) which is still active today.
-As a member of the Kolo Przyjaciel Harcerstwa (Scouting Circle of friends) in Montreal, he helped organize the Polish scouting camp "Gniezno".
-He is a recipient of the Knight's Cross, Order of Merit of the Polish People's Republic for his contributions as a member of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa).
Marian was predeceased by his siblings, Halina, Irena, Zdzislaw & Zenon and is survived by his wife, Alexandra Wojdan, daughter & son-in-law, Ann & John Mastin Jr., son & daughter-in-law, Tom & Debbie Wojdan, grandchildren, Ian, Nicholas, Kevin & Danielle (and husband Dave), great grandchildren, Giancarlo & Alessio and several nieces & nephews & their families. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 10:00 AM at Holy Assumption Church, Roebling with Rev. Stephen Schuler officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday 8:30 AM until church departure at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling, NJ. Interment will be in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Polish Socio-Cultural Foundation of Quebec in Montreal, Canada (polskafundacja.org/kontakt.htm). Condolences may be sent to www.koschekandporterfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the staff at Kresson View Center, Virtua Voorhees hospital and the Samaritan Center, as well as Doctors Robert Singer, Robert Linden, Roman Krol and especially Dr. Margaret Franger for their exceptional and compassionate care of Marian over the past 15 months.