Deacon Walter Majewski dies


Deacon Walter Majewski, who served as a deacon at St. Mary Parish, Williamstown, and St. Thomas Parish, Brigantine, died Thursday, June 4.

Growing up in West Philadelphia, he graduated from West Catholic High School and served in the U.S. Air Force, and also worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a real estate negotiator. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Mater Christi Council 3352 in Williamstown.

On Oct. 4, 1980, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop George Guilfoyle. In 2001, he fell ill and retired from active ministry.

“Walt was a big man with a big smile. He and his wife Mary Ellen worked together enthusiastically in many parish ministries and I am sure that their joy was an inspiration to the people that they served,” said Deacon Leo McBlain, director, Office of the Diaconate, Diocese of Camden.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen Stevens; and three children, W. Edward of Blackwood; Jennifer Tallmadge (Brian) of Williamstown; and Steven (Sylvia) of Williamstown; one sister, Nancy West of Blackwood; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated last Tuesday at St. Mary Church, and burial was in Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown.

Donations may be made to St. Mary Church, 32 Carroll Avenue, Williamstown, NJ 08094.