The McCloskey’s were selected by the Polish American Congress in recognition of their many years of leadership and service to the Polish American community in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Ed’s parents, John & Helen (Sobolesky) McCloskey were from Upstate PA (Mt. Carmel & Catawissa). They moved to Philadelphia where they raised their two children. Ed attended Holy Name of Jesus grade school and West Catholic High School for Boys. He served in the army and later became a Philadelphia Police Officer for 27 years, and is presently retired. He has been involved with the Polish Police Association since its inception 34 years ago and currently serves as Second Vice President. Jean’s parents Edmond and Regina (Walczak) Abramczyk lived in South Philadelphia and later moved to the Fishtown area of Philadelphia where they raised their three daughters. Jean attended St. Laurentius grade school and John W. Hallahan Catholic High School. She is involved in many activities in St. Laurentius Church and School, as well as a member of the Polish Police Association, and currently is the Chairperson of the Pulaski Dinner Dance. They both have been involved in Polish American activities for over 50 years including the Pulaski Day Parade.
Ed and Jean are residents of the Fishtown area of Philadelphia and parishioners of St. Laurentius Church. They are married 51 years and are parents of a son and daughter and have three grandchildren.
The officers and members of the Polish American Congress, Eastern PA District, and Polonia, extend their congratulations to Ed and Jean McCloskey.
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