1100 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ 08078
CIECHANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME
STANLEY CIECHANOWSKI, Founder
STANLEY CIECHANOWSKI was born May 9, 1893 in New Jersey, of Polish immigrants. In 1920 Stanley Ciechanowski and wife Priscilla were living at 23 East 31st Street in Bayonne NJ. He was working as a boilermaker for the railroad.
By the time of the 1920 census, Stanley Ciechanowski and family had moved to Camden NJ. The family resided at 1309 South 10th Street, where Ciechanowski operated a funeral home, directly across the street from St. Joseph's Church, the heart of Camden's Polish-American community. Together with his wife and children Walter, Jean, and Daniel he lived above the funeral home. Stanley Ciechanowski moved to Westmont NJ after 1947. The Ciechanowski Funeral Home remained on 10th Street through 1996 under direction of his son Daniel Ciechanowski and grandson John Ciechanowski.
Stanley was a former county freeholder, he was founder and the first President of the South Jersey division of Polish American Congress, honorary President of Polish American Citizens Club and served as its President for more than 20 years. Stanley was founder and officer of the Lutnia Singing Society of Camden and member of BPO of Elks, Camden Lodge 292. Mr. Ciechanowski was a member of West Jersey Funeral Directors Association; Woodmen of the World, Camp 80 and Roman Catholic Union Group 153.
Stanley Ciechanowski passed away in January of 1972. Daniel Ciechanowski and his son John operated a funeral home in Haddon Heights, NJ on the White Horse Pike till 1995. DANIEL CIECHANOWSKI passed on July 3, 2012. He was a proud veteran serving during WWII in the Merchant Marine as a communications officer where he retired as Chief Radio Man after 23 years of service in the US Naval Reserve. Daniel was an avid amateur radio operator (W2YMI). He was elected four terms to Camden City Council serving sixteen years, twelve as President of City Council. His passion was serving the Polish Community in Camden. Daniel resided in the Whitman Park section of Camden where they held the grandstand for the Pulaski Day Parade. He was a member of the Polish American Heritage Society, St. Joseph’s Holy Name Society and former honorary President of the Polish American Citizens Club of Camden County where he was honored as Man of the Year. Daniel was a lifetime parishioner of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church. Since then his son John continues the family tradition of compassion, personal attention and professional service that communities know and associate trust at the new location on 1100 N. Black Horse Pike in Runnemede, NJ. Presently together with his wife and daughter he lives above the funeral home. Family owned and operated, John is proud to be a third generation Funeral Director.
DANIEL E. CIECHANOWSKI
JOHN J. CIECHANOWSKI