John Kostecki Passes On
NEW JERSEY – John Anthony Kostecki died on Sunday evening, August 9, 2015. He was a resident of Passaic, New Jersey and leaves his two sisters, Dorothy Kostecka-Wieczerzak, Secretary of the Association of the Sons of Poland, and Stephanie Costanzo. He had two nieces, five nephews plus three great grandnieces, four great grandnephews and ten cousins.
John was born in New York City, to Stephen and Frances Kostecki. He graduated Queens College with two Masters Degrees in Science and Geology. His career began as a scientist doing core samples of the ocean floor as he traveled on the Glomar Challenger with other scientists sailing around the world. He was among the first American scientists to reach Russia during the 1970’s for this project. He later worked for several corporations developing scientific software. He moved to Texas where he became an avid equestrian and enjoyed his horse, Nugget. He later moved to Rochester where he worked for the Xerox Company. He moved back to Bayside, Queens, to care for his mother and upon her passing, moved to Passaic, New Jersey.. Before he retired, he was employed at Wolters Kluwer, Inc. where he was a coordinator of Technical Approach Reviews and Production Readiness Exploration on all development projects within Corporate Trust, a subsidiary of Wolters-Kluwer and Corporate Legal Services. He was an active member of Toastmasters and the Association of the Sons of Poland.
A viewing will be arranged at the Shook Funeral Home in Clifton (Van Houten Ave.) on Thursday, August 13 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. He will be laid to rest at the St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale with his parents and grandparents. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and may Perpetual Light Shine upon him.