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In the late 1940's, Andrew Wozniak a master wood worker and his wife Evelyn a seamstress, started a humble casket manufacturing company, in Garfield, New Jersey. After selling their hand made, linen and silk trimmed wood caskets, to many of the funeral homes in Bergen and Passaic Counties, they quickly out grew his humble manufacturing shop, which was in a garage next to his home.
In early 1950, Andrew and his wife Evelyn, purchased property on the banks of the Passaic River in Wallington, New Jersey. It was here that the Wozniak's built their new home, and a large garage, where they could manufacture their caskets. Not long after the new facility was built, Andrew Wozniak was approached by some of his casket customers, who asked if he would be able to pick up those who had died. Being the entrepreneur that Andrew was, he agreed. By the mid-1950's Andrew's business had begun to evolve.
By the late 1950's, Evelyn and Andrew decided to open their home to the community, and essentially become a funeral home. Being that Wallington and Garfield were predominately of Polish decent, the Wozniak's called their new firm; Wozniak Home for Funerals. This is a Polish to English translation for Funeral Home.
As the young Wozniak children were growing up, they understood that they had an obligation to the Wallington and Garfield Communities, and that they too, would serve the communities as funeral providers. Dolores Wozniak was the first to go to school in the 1950's and become a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. It was at this time that Andrew and Evelyn Wozniak opened the funeral home. In the early 1980's Geraldine Wozniak attended school and also became a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Andrew Wozniak also known as Butch, did not go to school to become a funeral director. Instead, Andrew Sr., relied on Andrew Jr., to be the muscle for the casket manufacturing. After the death of first Evelyn, and then Andrew Sr., the Wozniak children were charged with the service of community.
In 2009, the Wozniak's brought, in Brian J. Warner to work with them. It was decided that he would eventually take over the day to day operations of the firm.
On January 26th, 2011; New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science granted the new firm, Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service; a registration to operate as a funeral home.
On February 16th, 2011, The Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service was officially launched in the community.