ALFRED W. TENCZAR
Al Tenczar, Palm Beach County resident from 1957 until 2010, passed away on February 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. He was born in Wallingford, Connecticut on October 22, 1919. Al, with wife Esther and sons Robert and Gary, moved to Palm Beach County in 1957 as one of the early Pratt & Whitney Aircraft (P&WA) transfers from East Hartford, Connecticut. He was predeceased by Esther, parents Wojciech (George) and Aniela, sisters Sophie, Antonia and Annette and brothers John, Stanley, Joseph, and Ambrose. He is survived by son Robert and daughter-in-law Nancy of Houston, Texas and son Gary of Palm Bay, Florida, grandchildren Laura (and husband Richard), Erin, Amy, Kelly, David, Brian and Kevin and greatgrandchildren Henry, Katherine and Mia.
Al was trained as a crew chief in the Army Air Corps beginning in 1942 and served in the Pacific theater with the 6th Night Fighter Squadron until the war’s end, receiving his Honorable Discharge in November 1945. After obtaining an Associate business college degree under the G.I. Bill, he worked as an accountant at The International Silver Company (Insilco) prior to a 30-year stint with P&WA.
The Tenczar family lived in the Village of Palm Springs from 1958 until Esther’s death in 1975. Al and Esther were wonderful dancers sharing many joyous hours square dancing, round dancing and in the ballroom. He especially enjoyed sharing good times with friends at the American Polish Club in Greenacres. Al was an active parishioner of St. Luke Catholic Church in Lake Worth and a member of the Lake Worth Council of the Knights of Columbus Council #3393. He co-founded the Florida Aircraft Federal Credit Union at P&WA and was the first president of the Palm Springs Little Major League boys’ baseball organization.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 -2:00 PM on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Tillman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2170 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach. A Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 PM at the funeral home on Friday followed by interment with Military Honors at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Lake Worth.