Note: WORCESTER - Joseph A. Zadrozny, M.D., 77, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Christopher House, Worcester, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Born in Clinton, son of the late Walter and Anna (Zarnack) Zadrozny, he was the youngest of 13 children and graduated from Clinton High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal and cryptographic technician from 1947 to 1950, and was awarded the Occupation Medal (Germany). He graduated cum laude from Holy Cross College, Worcester in 1954 and Georgetown Medical School in Washington, D.C. in 1958, receiving his M.D. degree. He was a pediatrician in private practice in Waltham for 33 years. He was a clinical instructor and assistant professor in pediatrics at Tufts New England Medical School and Center, chief of pediatrics at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Boston from 1966 to 1967, and chief of pediatrics at Waltham Hospital from 1967 to 1972. He served on numerous committees at Waltham Hospital and was a Waltham school physician from 1990 to 1994. Dr. Zadrozny was a member of the AMA, Massachusetts Medical Society and Charles River Medical Society. He was very active in local Waltham politics for many years and worked on former Congressman Joseph Kennedy's campaign. He leaves his children, Elaine Zadrozny of Ashburnham, Denise Rael and her husband, Tito, of Menlo Park, Calif., Daniel Zadrozny and his wife, Anissa, of Orlando, Fla., and Jennifer Zadrozny and Joseph A. Zadrozny II, both of Worcester; his sister, Ann Mierzejewski of Worcester; and three grandchildren, Chris, Navid and Iman. His oldest son, Raymond Zadrozny, predeceased him in 1987. The funeral will take place Friday, July 13 at 9:30 a.m., from The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St. (Rte. 20), Waltham, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., at St. Jude Church, 147 Main St., Waltham. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:15 p.m.
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