GARFIELD, N.J. – Felix C. Podolak, a lifelong resident of Garfield, died Tuesday, March 15. He was 96.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He was a member of the Wallington VFW Post 2640 and the Tin Can Sailors.
He worked as a maintenance foreman for both Inmont Corp. in Hawthorne for 26 years and Napp Chemical in Lodi for six years before retiring in 1984. He was a parishioner and member of the Holy Name Society of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, and a member of the Belmont Garden Seniors in Garfield.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Kalazdy, and her husband, Peter.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marion (nee Ramesdorfer); two brothers, Francis and Stanley Podolak; five sisters, Mary Tofilski, Josephine Rudzik, Elizabeth Ciesla, Helen Wehrmann and Sister Mary Euphrosyne; and two half sisters, Anne and Sophie Norden.
Visiting was scheduled for Thursday, March 17, from 4-8 p.m., at Aloia Funeral Home. The funeral is Friday, March 18, arriving at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. A Mass follows at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Garfield. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Felician College and the Friends of Wayne Animal Rescue.