Frank Chetko, Photographer
Endicott Johnson Shoe Manufacturing around 1950

Frank Chetko, 78, of 2177 Lagoon Dr., Dunedin, FL, formerly of 118 Glenwood Ave., Binghamton, NY, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, August 19, 1987, at his daughter's home in Johnson City, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna, in 1985. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Nancy Chetko, Bridgeport, CT.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and William Merrall, Dunedin, FL, Roxanne and Paul P. Misata, Johnson City; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Pigos, Binghamton; also several nieces and nephews. He was a photographer for the Binghamton Sun, the Endicott Johnson Corporation and retired from SUNY-Binghamton. He was a charter member of the National Press Photographer's Assoc. He was a 50-year member of the Sokol USA and the Honorary Chairman of the Public Relations Department Sokol USA. He was a past president and member of Lodge 36 Sokol USA. He was a member of the Czechoslovakian American Society in St. Petersburg, FL. He was a navy veteran of World War II, a member of the First Ward American Legion, and the DAV Chapter 60. He was an avid athlete, playing baseball for the Triplets, playing semi-professional football and basketball.


Any information about the buildings, people, Frank Chetko,
or EJ would be appreciated.
Captions by Bob Blakeslee who worked at EJ in the fifties are appreciated.
More of Frank's photographs are available.



This portable display and banners depicting the EJ story are available.


"PARTNER'S ALL"
'A Pictoral Narrative of an Industrial Democracy'

Published in 1938 as a gift by George F. Johnson to the E.J. workers

click here to download part 1 at no charge


BYGONE BINGHAMTON:
Remembering People and Places of the Past
by Jack Edward Shay

Available locally as hard or soft cover or e-book at
RiverRead Books


Broome County Historical Society Publications
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