Kazmier Wysocki

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