In Memory

Stephen Wojcik

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07/07/13 03:02 PM #1    

Joseph Sonk

I'm just catching up with 228 and was really sorry to see that Steve had passed.  We were pretty close during the four years and we'd frequently ride the Broad Street subway home.  I remember his passion for photography.  I opened the 228 Year Book the other day and in the back was a B&W 8x10 picture of one of our classes together.  

Not sure which class.  The back of the photo is stamped Stephen Wojcik Photography.  I didn't know anybody else at CHS who had their own name stamp.  Now how cool was that?

08/21/17 03:09 PM #2    

Joseph D'Alessandro

I knew Steve primarily from Werner's 4th year German class (strangely, I did not know Steve from the neighborhood even though we lived just a few blocks from each other).  After graduation, I ran into Steve a few times.   I first met him at the Navy Yard where we both were employed in 1969.  He worked under a Drexel intern program for students pursuing engineering;  I was a clerk-typist for the civilian engineering facilities department.  I saw him a few times that summer, at the Navy Yard, but after than, I did not see him again until after college.  I met him by chance in Center City one day and we chatted for a while about what had happened since the Navy Yard.  He told me he had left Drexel to pursue photography, which was his real love, and was now working in a photo shop in Center City.  I ran into him occasionally over the years in Center City.  Somewhat later, my sister informed me that Steve was very ill:  she had visited him in the hospital, as she was a close friend of Steve's girl friend, and he died as a result of that illness.  Steve was a very personable and entertaining fellow, and I recall how professional his photos of some of the teachers at Central were.  He also made 4th year German a much more entertaining event than the daily grind that it would have been without his inquiries regarding Spanish grammar.         


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