Alexander Dowzycki, age 89, passed away peacefully on March 16th at CareOne The Highland nursing home, Edison. Born in Elizabeth he has resided in Clark for 59 years.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Memorial Mass, 10 am, at St. John the Apostle R. C. Church, Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of the Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home 211 Westfield Avenue, Clark. As per Alexander's wishes, kindly omit flowers and offer donations to the Alzheimer's Association alz.org
Alexander was born on July 1, 1929 in Elizabeth, NJ. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Elizabeth, NJ. Alexander married Theresa on October 15, 1949. He joined the US Navy in 1948 and served aboard the USS SALEM from 1949-1952. While aboard the USS SALEM, Alexander was a 6th FLEET Champion softball pitcher from 1950-1952. He was very proud of his pitching record of 40-1, having several No Hitters and a couple of Perfect Games. Alex was recognized as a premier pitcher in county and state softball, a veteran that served his country, and a 6th Fleet Champion in the navy playing in Europe. He was inducted into the Amateur Softball Association of Union County on September 25, 2009 and into the New Jersey Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame on January 31, 2010. After being honorably discharged from the navy, Alex worked as a welder/pipe fitter at Reichhold Chemical Company in Elizabeth, NJ until he retired. He loved going to Atlantic City, watching sports on television, and especially enjoyed spending time with his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son Alexander in 2007, his wife Theresa in 2018, and all of his siblings. Alexander is survived by his daughter Debbie Conti and her husband Victor; his daughter-in-law Dorothy Dowzycki; his sister-in-law Bernice Morrison; and his beloved grandchildren Kimberly, Erika, Victor, Alex, Amanda and Sara, his great grandchildren Julia, Sadie, Isabella, Victor, Maya, Steven and Erik and many nieces and nephews.
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