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Funeral Planned for Westfield High School Teacher Raymond Wojcik

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

August 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM

WESTFIELD, NJ — A celebration of Raymond Wojcik’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, at St. Luke Parish in Long Valley, NJ, according to his obituary on coughlinfuneralhome.com. Interment will be private. Wojcik died Aug. 1 after a long battle with cancer.

According to Wojcik’s obituary, “As a conductor and teacher in Westfield High School, he believed that every student had the ability to encounter music and other arts at a deep level … It was not unusual at one of his concerts for people unfamiliar with the music program to wonder what state-wide or regional ensemble this was, only to be amazed when they learned it was actually ‘only’ the orchestra of Westfield High School. Several of his former students have gone on to become professional performers. All of them have gone on to be music lovers.”

To read the entire obituary, click here.

According to his family, donations in Wojcik's memory can be made toward his daughter Celia’s education. Make checks payable to: “Celia Wojcik”, PO Box 556, Califon, NJ 07830.

To read our earlier story, click here.

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