In Memoriam : Gerard Oldziej
Gerard Oldziej - age: 87
(September 07, 1927 to January 03, 2015)
Visitation Wednesday, January 7th, 4:00 - 7:00pm with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus service Wednesday evening all at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Thursday, January 8th, 10:00am at Nativity Catholic Church followed by interment at Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery East.
Gerard S. "Jerry" Oldziej, a longtime resident of Hollywood and Plantation, passed away on January, 3, 2015. He was 87. He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth; his father Stanislaw Oldziej and his step-father Frank Lukas. His devoted wife of 65 years, Regina, survives him. He is also survived by his daughter Barbara (Barry) Pardon of Plantation; his son Gregory (Aggie) of Murphy, NC; his four grandchildren Alexandra, Michael, Christopher and Stephanie and great grandson Zachary. Other survivors include his brother Dr. Richard C. (Marita) Lukas of Jensen Beach and his sister Julia Chesley of Aventura. He was a thirty year veteran of the Hollywood Police Department, beginning his distinguished career as a rookie in 1952 and advancing to the rank of Captain. A dedicated professional law enforcement officer, he took enormous pride in his career and won the plaudits of his fellow officers. His valuable counsel was often sought by young police officers, who greatly respected "Captain Ojay", as he was affectionately known. He and his wife Regina were founding members of Nativity Catholic Church in Hollywood. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus council 4851, where he oversaw the Friday Fish Fry. Proud of their Polish heritage, he and his wife were longtime members of the Polish American Club of Miami. Visitation Wednesday, January 7th, 4:00 - 7:00pm with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus service Wednesday evening all at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Thursday, January 8th, 10:00am at Nativity Catholic Church followed by interment at Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery East. Arrangements by Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021.
Gregory Horton - January 7, 2015 Contact this person
Captain "Ojay".......the way most of us spelled his name but I finally got it right after being roommates with his son Greg while I was in the police academy. The Captain was a good man and in charge of life as a cop. He had a command presence with a good sense of humor but also a guiding hand. Policing, and life, need men like him and he will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
Frank Stip - January 7, 2015 Contact this person
Nathalie and I extend our sincere condolences to Regina and family...I have know Jerry since 1963 when I joined the Hollywood Police Dept., he was always and inspiration to me...and he became a wonderful friend to me...he will be missed by both me and my family...
Frank & Nathalie Stip
Florence Majcher - January 9, 2015 Contact this person
My husband (Chet Majcher) and Jerry were the best of friends, back to school days....I have always regarded Gerry as a very good person and a great friend to me and my family. My sympathies to his wife, Regina, and the rest of the family. My husband passed away years ago, and now he and Jerry are back together again, probably having lunch on a Monday for sure....discussing everything. Remembering the good times....
We were good friends with especially good times.
RUSS CORMICAN - January 11, 2015 Contact this person
I will always have fond memories of Captain Ojay. He was a mentor to many of us (then young) officers. His spirit and contributions to the Hollywood Police Dept. will live on, after he has gone to his heavenly home. Our thoughts and prays are with him and his family. Russ and Mary Cormican.