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Robert W. Poznanski

October 3, 2023

Robert Poznanski Obituary

Mr. Robert W. Poznanski, 77, entered the loving arms of the Lord, suddenly and unexpectedly, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time. 

Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Monday, October 9th. from 3:00-7:00PM.  On Tuesday, October 10th. at 9:30AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will be offered at 10:00AM by Deacon Michael York.  The prayers of committal will precede Robert’s burial in the family plot in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, New Jersey.  Please omit flowers.  Donations in his memory made be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or online at http://www.stjude.,org

Robert, the son of the late Evelyn Ponto Poznanski (1993) and the late Thomas Poznanski (1997), while born in the hospital in Elizabeth, was raised and lived his entire life in Linden, New Jersey.

Robert had a long career as a plant manager for Red Devil Tools in Union, New Jersey before earning his well-deserved retirement twenty years ago.

During the Vietnam War, Robert served his country in the Military Police (MP) division of the U.S. Army; something he was extremely proud of.   He enjoyed his numerous visits to Atlantic City while trying to break the bank at the slots.  Robert’s house and it’s landscaping were his pride and joy!  Robert spent countless hours working with the lawn, trees, flowers and shrubs to make it, according to all his neighbors, the showcase house of the surrounding blocks.   As unusual as it is, Robert liked to do the grocery shopping.  A job that many of us consider a chore, Robert thought of it as a pleasant outing.  However, as with many people, even though he kept himself busy doing the things he liked, Robert’s sweetest pleasure was any time spent with this family.  It truly didn’t matter if it was a big gathering partylike celebration or a simple “sit in the backyard” with a drink in hand and a nice conversation that made his day.  Family was everything to Robert; there was nothing better in the whole wide world! 

In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his brother, Thomas R. Poznanski in 1959.  Robert is survived by his wife of fifty years, Judith A., Petersen Poznanski; his daughter, Cheryl Burns and her husband, Michael; his son, Robert C. Hendricksen, Jr.; his four grandchildren, Christian Burns, Bobby Hendricksen, Nicolette Hendricken and Jessica Hendricksen; his two great grandchildren, Leila Hendricksen and Jaxon Apollo Hendricksen and his many neighbors and friends.   

Robert was the center of life for his family, and he had an abundance of love for everyone in his circle.  He will be deeply missed, but Robert will never be forgotten.

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October 9, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Gathering of Family and Friends
October 10, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Prayer Service
October 10, 2023

10:00 AM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Committal Service & Burial in the family plot
October 10, 2023

11:15 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery, New Jersey, Colonia
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07067


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