Dr Paul Clement Czaja

Dr Paul Clement Czaja

Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 8 May 2018 (aged 82)
Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section 8, Range 40, Grave 95
Memorial ID 193115941 · View Source
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Dr. Paul Clement Czaja sadly passed away at the age of 82, on May 8, 2018, in his home town of Venice, Florida after a long illness with Parkinson's Disease. He was born January 9, 1936 in The Bronx, New York. He leaves behind his wife, Monique Mann Czaja and their three children, William Czaja and his wife Rebecca Woo, Julia Czaja, Chester Czaja, and his first wife Anita Czaja and their four children, David Czaja and his wife Charisse Czaja, Christian Czaja and his wife Cynthia Czaja, Claudia Czaja Foster and her husband Pierce Foster and Johnathon Czaja. The Memorial Mass will be at 10:45 a.m., St. Raymond Church, 1759 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, New York. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m., St. Raymond Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, New York. Dr. Czaja was a spiritual man, a visionary and an inspirational catalyst of the Montessori educational movement in The United States.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
(Published in Greenwich Time newspaper on May 17, 2018)
Dr. Czaja has been involved in the Montessori movement for over 45 years. He received his masters degree in philosophy and his doctorate in education from Fordham University. Dr. Czaja was on the founding faculty and, eventually, headmaster at the famous Whitby School and the American Montessori Center in Greenwich, Connecticut from 1960 until 1978. He has been involved in Montessori teacher training for many years, and has worked with Montessori public schools as well as private schools.
See Dr. Czaja talking about "Creating Community in a Montessori Environment" in 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Gh_rDvqes


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 193115941
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Paul Clement Czaja (9 Jan 1936–8 May 2018), Find a Grave Memorial no. 193115941, citing Old Saint Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by David Luders (contributor 49008885) .