a weekly that folded during the Depression when he married the
former Anne Smolka and returned here to raise a daughter
and two sons.
work in the 40s was found at New York Shipyard where he served
as a union officer, editor of the "Shipyard Worker," a
supplement to the national edition, and a. public relations
staff member for LaborManagement.
Zachary's journalistic talents came to the attention of Msgr.
Strenski in 1951 when the South Camden pastor asked him to
let others know about the accomplishments of St.
Joseph's parishioners. He has been on the job for 27 years
with the Camden County Record, the Camden diocesan Catholic Star
Herald, and other news media .
organizational man, he has served in many leadership roles as
well as president of the Parish Council, Holy Name Society, and
past navigator and historian of Bishop Eustace Assembly, 4th
Degree Knights of Columbus. He has written numerous biographical
sketches of prominent people in religious and political life,
including two career assessments of Msgr.
Strenski's 73-year priesthood.
jewel in his library collection is the book he wrote and
produced as St.
Joseph's historian for the 75th anniversary observance in
1967. He is presently involved with housing for the Department
of Community Affairs in Trenton.
living in Philadelphia he was active with sporting groups and is
one of the organizers of the Polish American Association String
Band in 1934. He was also the organizer of the Whitman Park
Fishing Clubs Association, still functioning since 1958.
public-spirited honoree counts his family blessings with
daughter Annette, spouse of Joe Canal of Imperial Travel, Agency
in Camden,' and mother of grandsons Mario and Paul, students at
Bishop Eustace· Preparatory School.
son Paul is married to the former Mary Ann DelSordo of
Philadelphia. He is a professional diagnostic and pharmaceutical
representative of American Hoechst Corp. Martin lives with his
widowed father and is a financial consultant to the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia Catholic Social Services.
sisters and a brother Mary, Frances Mitchell, and John reside in
Philadelphia, and brother Michael in Bellmawr.