Wiss Employee Dinner To Mark 110th Year

The Newark Sunday News, January 19, 1958

1958-01-19 Wiss Employee Dinner To Mark 110th

J. Wiss & Sons Co., Newark, cutlery firm, will celebrate its 110th anniversary with a dinner for 115 veteran employes Friday at Military Park Hotel.

The 115 have been employed by Wiss for from 25 to 65 years and their combined service totals 4,074 years, an average of more than 35 years each.

The oldest active employe is Fred Reise of 437 S. 14th St., who is marking 65 years. Charles Thober of 492 Summer Ave. and August Zieser of 638 S. 10th St.will be honored for 50 years' service and Clifford Clarke of 65 Littleton Ave., Wasye Cymbalisty of 61½ Peshine Ave. and James Mauriello of 231 N. 4th St. for 40 years.

To Receive Watches

Five new members of the concern's 25-Year Club will be presented with inscribed gold watches. They are John Kenny of 96 N. 15th St., East Orange Mrs. Susan Khare of 95 Melrose Ave., Irvington; Frederick H. Rauh Jr.of 154 Irvington Ave., South Orange; Angelo Tancredi of 458 S. 21st St., Irvington, and James F. McMahon of Chicago, a salesman.

Richard R. Wiss, company president, will make presentations.

The company, established in 1848, manufactures shears, scissors and snips. The main offices and factory are at 33, Littleton Ave. About 600 are employed.

A branch plant for the manufacture of garden shears, hedge clippers and pruners was recently opened at 228 Burnet Ave., Maplewood.