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Former Hackensack mayor Kazmier Wysocki dead at 99
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:54:59 AM »

Kazmier Wysocki, of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the age of 99 years.

Born in Harrison, he lived most of his life in Hackensack. He was a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He did graduate study at Columbia University in New York and was a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey . Prior to retiring, he was partner with his son Peter, in Progressive Machine Company, a family business operation for 100 years. He was also President of PMC Industries, an affiliate company, which manufactures automatic packaging machinery, which are sold worldwide. He was the holder of of many patents and designs of such machines.

Mr. Wysocki served as a three term Mayor for the City of Hackensack from 1961-1977. He also served as Chairman of the Hackensack Housing Authority, Hackensack Board of Education, Chairman of the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce. Former trustee of Bergen Community College, Chairman of the Friendship House, Governor's representative on Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, US State Department Delegate to International Trade Fair in Poland, Member of the National Committee on Community Development, and the Bergen County Republican Mayors Association.

He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, NJ Society of Professional Engineers, Packaging Professional Institute, Polish- American Congress, Sons of Poland, Kosciuszko Foundation, Polish University Club, and the Polish Institute of Arts and Science and collected Polish historical coins, art works and other memorabilia. A collector and restorer of vintage automobiles, he was a member of the Electric Auto Association, Micro and Mini Car Club and D A F Owners Club.

Mr. Wysocki was also instrumental in bringing the USS Ling to Hackensack . Mr. Wysocki was a member and Past President from 1947-1965 of the Hackensack Kiwanis Club.

Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Witkewics) who died in 2017. Devoted father of Peter Wysocki and his wife Nancy of Haworth, and Suzan Altenkirch of Corpus Christi , Texas . Loving grandfather of Christian and his wife Erika, Elizabeth, Peter and Andrew.

The funeral service on Friday, February 1st , at the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street , Hackensack , at 11:00 AM, Rev. Steven McClelland officiating with burial following at Hackensack Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. To send condolences, directions, or further information visit

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Re: Former Hackensack mayor Kazmier Wysocki dead at 99
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 04:16:21 PM »
Whew, another fountain of knowledge is gone. I was just thinking after "Homer Jones" passed that Wysocki should be interviewed for his take on the history of Hackensack, before he passes. My psychic was spot on, again. He takes with him an enormous amount of information on Hackensack. Especially the city's studies on urban blight in the early 1960's. There's was a plan to seize and level over 700 homes, which were mostly in the First Ward and Carver Park neighborhoods, and the area between Target and FDU. It was very controversial, and it was shut down by opposition. And rightly so. Hackensack elected it's first African-American councilman as a result. Virtually nothing is written in any official "history of Hackensack" about this, probably because it was too controversial to even write about. And the studies aren't even located at the Johnson Library any more. I think that whole collection was moved to Felician College.

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