Seeing how she lived her life, you can see that Eugenia Kozak cared for others immensely. She passed away peacefully at home on a beautiful, sunny, warm day, surrounded by all of her children on Monday, February 21st, 2022.
Having grown up in the hard times of WWII in Poland and the aftermath, she had a strength of person, of character, of mission, and of generosity that none could match. She was the driving force behind many initiatives to send clothing to Poland and Ukraine, incubators to Ukraine after Chernobyl, and dozens of fundraisers through the church community. As an active member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whippany since 1973, it is impossible to count the number of pierogies or pączki (pampushky), or measure the impact she had on the church community. She also worked for 25 years for William Steinen Mfg. in Parsippany.
The only people she loved more than her grandchildren were her great-grandchildren. You can’t walk into any room without seeing their pictures. Her other passions were her flowers and her garden. She was predeceased by her husband, Włodzimierz “Walter” Kozak.
She is survived by her 2 brothers, Walter Ziatek Jr. (Glenda) and Miron Ziatek, her 3 sisters, Maria Broniecka, Anna Mazurczyk, and Stefania Witaszek, her children Eugeniusz “Eugene” Kozak (Sofia), Mira Bulawski (Aleksander), Stanislaw “Stanley” Kozak, and Krystyna Odomirok (Adam), 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
She is already missed…