Trzaska Funeral Home was established by Casimier H. Trzaska in 1924 at 732-Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Casimier served as a Veteran of Foreign
War in World War I. On May 24,1930, he suddenly passed away, leaving
the Funeral Business to his
wife, my Grandmother, Helen
E. Trzaska, to run on her own. She became a Licensed Undertaker on December 1, 1930, moving to 648 4th
Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
The strength of coping
on her own running the family business, after the death
of her husband, and raising
two children, lends for admiration of Mrs. Trzaska,
in particular dealing with it during
that particular generation, when it was very
difficult to run a business as a woman.
led the family business, later, with her
daughter, my mother, Adele Trzaska Marchak, who became a Licensed Funeral
Director on March 21, 1963.
Together they ran
the family business; then later moved to
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY in
In 1978, Alexander S. Marchak, Jr. became a Licensed Funeral Director. In the 1980's, we added Bay Ridge Funeral Home to the already existent Trzaska Funeral Home. In 2001, we purchased Fred Herbst & Sons, and E.C.Waldeck Chapels; creating Bay Ridge Funeral Home and Herbst, Trzaska, Waldeck Chapels.
(Left) Casimer Henry Trzaska – 1924 (Right) Helen E. Trzaska - 1941