Kenneth C. Chmielewski
Kenneth C. Chmielewski, 89, former Hudson
County Register passed away peacefully with
the love of his life of 68 years Lorraine (Hudak)
Chmielewski close by, along with his children
Deborah and Gary.
He was predeceased by his grandfather John Czerwinski,
one of the original founders of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
He was also predeceased by his parents Charles Muller and
Carrie (Czerwinski) Chmielewski, his dear brother Harold
(Toolie) and sister-in-law Helen, cherished sister Norma
(Lollie) and brother-in-law Joseph Piscopo.
Along with his wife and children, he is survived by his son-
in-law Robert Kelly and his adoring grandchildren James
Kenneth and Robert Michael, nephews Kenneth and Wayne
Piscopo and many other family members and numerous
Previous to his serving as County Register, he served our
country in Korea as Sgt. and was awarded 3 Bronze Stars, the
United States Service Medal and the National Defense Service
He started his career at Western Electric then transferred
to Nassau Smelting at Staten Island where he retired as an
executive with Lucent Technologies, he later served as the
Executive Director of the TMA.
Prior to his service, he was a three sport athlete in
highschool, where he scored the winning run after stealing
second as the Bayonne High School baseball team won the
1949 state championship.
From there he went to war, came home and received his
master’s degree from Seton Hall University.
Ken was elected to the Bayonne Board of Education where
he served as the Vice President and was instrumental in
having the Pulaski wing of Bayonne High School re-dedicated.
He was a member of many organizations including the
president of the New York City Chamber of Commerce (Staten
Island), Korea War Veteran Association Trustee, Catholic War
Veterans Post 1924, Bayonne High School Football Alumni
Association, New Frontier Democrats, lifetime member of the
Mt. Carmel Lyceum, and numerous charitable organizations -
he just couldn’t say no.
Ken loved his family and friends dearly, spending his
summers at his home in Chadwick Beach, NJ.
He would talk to all who passed by and he loved his
neighbors dearly- and all who would listen- while he was
weeding and cleaning, telling all that we were in good shape.
Yes Dad, thanks to you, your family and all who knew you
were better off and in good shape!
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on
Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm at the funeral home. A mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday September 18th,
2020 at 10:30 am from the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment will follow at Holy Cross
Cemetery, North Arlington.
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