2004-02-18 / Obituaries
Daniel Gordaychik Sr.
Mr. Gordaychik, 85, of the River Plaza section of Middletown, died Jan. 27 at the Hospice Center of Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. He was a lifelong resident of River Plaza. He was a master craftsman employed at a local lumber mill until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Gordaychik served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a carpenter’s mate first class during World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1945. He was honored with the American Theater Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal, and the Good Conduct Ribbon Commendation for Performance of Duty. He attended St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. He was a member of the River Plaza Hose Company No. 1, Middletown Township Fire Department, for more than 60 years. He enjoyed time with his family, and farming. Mr. Gordaychik is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen A. Gordaychik; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Karen Bartolett Gordaychik Jr., and Paul and Sara Gordaychik, all of Freehold; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and George J. Georgas of Parlin; a sister, Mary Hepburn of Keyport; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Anthony of Padua Church, followed by interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank.
Rev. Ludwig I. Weinrich Jr.
The Rev. Weinrich, 70, of Keyport died Feb. 2 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Somerville, he resided in Hazlet and Bound Brook before moving to Keyport in 1987. He was employed by several firms in Bound Brook, including First National Bank of Bound Brook, where he was teller to the assistant auditor. His positions in the church included rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Elizabeth from 1969-74 and rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Keyport, from 1974-1986. He retired from active parish ministry in 1987. The Rev. Weinrich was a Cannon in the Order of the Holy Redeemer. Following his retirement, he was a part-time dispatcher at the Union Beach Police Department and at Merk Security Service, Union Beach, until 1995. He served with the New Jersey National Guard 50th Armored Division from 1951-52 and with the U.S. Army from 1953-56, where he was a finance specialist. He served as chaplain, secretary and treasurer to the Monmouth County Exempt Firemen’s Association; chaplain and life member of the New Jersey State Exempt Firemen’s Association; and chaplain, secretary and treasurer of the Bayshore Active Fire Chief’s Association. He also belonged to North Centerville Fire Company, Hazlet, and served as chaplain at the Keyport and Holmdel fire departments. The Rev. Weinrich is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Peter L. and Marguerite Weinrich of Jackson, and Bain C. Weinrich of Newton, N.C.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Grace Cortney of Newton, N.C., and Joy and Kenneth Cuomo of Newton, N.C.; a sister, Joyce Weinrich of Ireland; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Keyport, followed by burial at Bound Brook Cemetery, Bound Brook. The Bedle Funeral Home, Keyport, was in charge of arrangements.
Ronald F. Titsch
Mr. Titsch, 54, of Middletown died Feb. 11 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Teaneck, he resided in Old Bridge prior to moving to Middletown one year ago. Mr. Titsch was a self-employed subcontractor until becoming disabled two years ago. He enjoyed baseball, history and classical music. He is survived by his former wife, Helene Urbanik Titsch of South River; a son, Craig Titsch of Phoenixville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Richard and Mary Jo Titsch of East Windsor, and Robert and Kathleen Titsch, and Russell Titsch, all of Phoenix; a sister, Donna Briggs of Freehold, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia.
Joseph J. Ross
Mr. Ross, 90, of Matawan, died Jan. 25 at Gateway Care Center, Eatontown. Born in Linden, he resided in Elizabeth and Matawan for most of his life before moving to Eatontown recently. He was an electrician at Elastic Stop Nut, and Thomas and Betts, Union, for 27 years, retiring in 1976. He was a communicant of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy L. Adams Ross, in 1995; a brother, Edward Hayducko; and two sisters, Anna Carlin and Rose Botterill. Mr. Ross is survived by a son, Joseph C. Ross of the Leonardo section of Middletown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and William J. Foulkrod of Hazlet, and Dorene Ann and George Krip of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Lawrence Church, followed by interment at Cloverleaf Cemetery, Woodbridge. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.
Mr. Marshall, 48, of Aberdeen died Feb. 3 at Monroe. Born in New York City, he resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Bayville prior to moving to Aberdeen one year ago. He was a self-employed general contractor for Marshall’s Home Improvements. Mr. Marshall was predeceased by his father, Louis Marshall, in 1998; and a brother, Stephen Mojica, in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Papiomitis Marshall of Aberdeen; three sons, Sgt. Christopher Marshall of Italy, Justin L. Marshall of Philadelphia, and Evan J. Marshall of Aberdeen; his mother, Anita Civiletti Marshall of Aberdeen; three sisters, Valerie Marshall of Las Vegas, Leslie Mojica-Fekete of Middlesex, and Dina S. Marshall of Avon; a brother, Daniel Mojica of Howell; and one granddaughter. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.
John J. Dixon
Mr. Dixon, 93, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 10 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. He resided in Middletown for 32 years prior to moving to Point Pleasant in 2003. He was a bus driver for Murphy Bus Service for 15 years, retiring in 1990. Prior to that, he was employed at ADT, New York City, for 15 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. He was a flotilla commander of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary No. 22, Sandy Hook. He was president of Verona Rescue Squad, and a member of Verona Fire Department. He enjoyed boating. Mr. Dixon is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Patricia Dixon of Morristown; a sister, Mary Smith of Point Pleasant Beach; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Church, followed by entombment at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Spring Lake. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.
Howard J. Poduska
Mr. Poduska, 83, of Middletown died Feb. 2 at home. Born in Newark, he relocated to Rumson in the 1950s and later moved to Middletown. He was president at the Bank of New York, New York City, where he was employed for more than 40 years before his retirement. He also served on the board of directors at Sterling Bank, New York City, and Glenview State Bank of Illinois. Mr. Poduska was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Jerman Poduska, in 2003. He is survived by a son, Leroy Phillips; four nieces and two nephews. Entombment was at Fair View Cemetery Mausoleum, Middletown. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Meridian Hospice, 615 Hope Road, 2nd Floor, Eatontown 07724.
Dr. Monica M. Gleason
Dr. Gleason, 58, of Matawan died Feb. 4 at the Pavilions at Forrestal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Princeton. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Bayonne and Old Bridge prior to moving to Matawan three years ago. She was a teacher at Old Bridge High School the past 25 years. She received her doctorate degree in computer science at Nova South Eastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Gleason is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Christopher D. Cronin, and Michael P. and Lauren Cronin, all of Old Bridge; her parents, Edward and Veronica Gleason of Bayonne; two brothers, James Gleason of Hillsborough, and Gregory Gleason of Old Bridge; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Old Bridge. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge, was in charge of arrangements.
John L. Treola
Mr. Treola, 65, of Middletown died Feb. 9 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. He resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., prior to moving to Middletown 45 years ago. He was the owner/operator of Treola Printing, New York City, and was a newspaper carrier for the Asbury Park Press, Neptune. Prior to that, he was employed at Gimbels, New York City. Mr. Treola served with the U.S. Navy during peacetime. He coached girls basketball at St. Catherine’s Elementary School, Middletown, and baseball at the Middletown Youth Athletic Association. He enjoyed time with his family, fishing and bingo. Mr. Treola is survived by his wife of 39 years, Catherine Weaver Treola; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kevin Ohrn of Middletown; a son, Michael Treola of Middletown; a brother, Thomas Treola of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two granddaughters; and three nieces. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Catherine’s Church, followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.