Published in the Courier-Post on 12/9/2008
"Whitey" Age 79, of Cherry Hill NJ formerly, Magnolia and Camden
NJ., quietly, passed away on December 4, 2008.
He was the beloved father of two daughters Cynthia Mandra and Geriann
Bialkowski; two sons-in-law Thomas and Robin; six grandchildren Leonard
Bianchi, Dayna Brady, Danelle Krovikercko, Colleen Fanslau, Tyler Bialkowski,
and Alyssa Mandra; four great grandchildren Nyhah, Joey, Nickey and Jayden;
three nephews Eddie, Lenny and Larry and one niece Kathy; as well as many
close friends, Al G., Izzi, Frank, Al B., Bill and Ellen Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by wife Joan, son Brad, mother and father Anna
and Midge Bialkowski, sister Margret, brother Leon and good friend Bill
Whitey was a tool and dye maker for RCA in Camden, NJ. He pitched baseball
for a short time for the Phillies. He then played for the St Louis Browns
minor league in the early 1950's. He played for many successful teams
in South Jersey for another 12 years. He was inducted into the Hot Stovers,
South Jersey's Hall of Fame in 1994.
Many of his friends and family looked to him as a gentle person with a
nice smile and great determination, who endured many types of hurdles
in his life such as, Multiple Sclerosis which ended his baseball career.
This never held Whitey back from doing what he needed to do.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial Mass, Wednesday, December
10, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Saint Gregory's Church, Route 30 and Evesham Road,
Magnolia, NJ. Interment will follow in the Harleigh Cemetery on Haddon
Avenue in Camden, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Whitey" Bialkowski
Baseball Scholarship c/o Cynthia Mandra 624 S. 4th Avenue, Galloway, NJ
Arrangements are entrusted to WIMBERG FUNERAL HOME, 211 E. Great Creek
Road, Galloway, NJ 08205 .
For directions and/or condolences, please call 609-641-0001 or visit the
website at www.wimbergfuneral home.com.