STEVE FARRELL (scoutsteve@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 08:09:45 EST
It is with great regrets that I announce the passing of one of our own.
On Wednesday, 6 November, Mr. Al Blackowski died.
Mr. "B", as he was affectionately known to both young and old, was a
World War II Navy veteran, as well as a Vigil member of the Aquaninonlke
Lodge 359 and a member of Troop 40, St. Brendan Church in Clifton NJ for
over 40 years.
During Mr. B's tenure at Troop 40, he touched the lives of thousands of
boys and adults. Over a dozen Eagle Scouts were earned. The bulk of the
current leadership at Troop 40 today were Boy Scouts under Mr. B's
watchful eyes over 25 years ago, including our Current Scoutmaster Dave
Pavoni, and two Assistant Scoutmasters, Mike Vasilik and Eagle Scout Ron
We plan to perform the Broken Arrow ceremony in memory of Mr. B on
Sunday night. It is his family's wishes that the poll bearers be the very
Scouts he helped mold into todays adult Scout leaders.
It is true.....One Man......One Life.....Many Touched.
To Mr. B:..... A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank
account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove.
But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a
Steven F. Farrell
ASM Troop 40 Clifton NJ
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