Friday, May 18, 2018

Kayo Iwanicki

Casimir "Kayo" Iwanicki

November 28, 1921
Wallington, NJ

August 28, 2007
Saddle Brook, NJ

1938-39 Lodi High School - Lodi, NJ (High School)
1939-40 St. Benedict's Prep - New Jersey (High School)
1946-47 Paterson Crescents (ABL)

His name is misspelled in many places as "Ivanicki."

A football, baseball and basketball player at Lodi HS, Kayo went to St. Benedict's Prep for a year. He was a member of the 1938 Lodi football team that went 8-0 without giving up a single point. He served in the U.S. Army during World War 2, and after the war played basketball for the Paterson Crescents during the 1946-47 season. He worked as a floor inspector at Curtiss Wright Corporation and was also a member of the Board of Education in Wallington, New Jersey. In 1955, Iwanicki, along with five other board members. was convicted of soliciting a bribe in regards to the selection of  a new high school principal in the district. He was fined $1000 and had his prison sentence suspended. He retired from Curtiss Wright in 1983.

He married Catherine Budz (1923-2011) and they had one daughter.

Courier-News (Bridgeport, NJ), July 20, 1955


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