30 December 2012

Sunday's Obituary

I could not decide on any one obituary to feature today so instead I Googled "OBITUARY HRUSZCZAK" and this is what I got ...

Frederick Hruszczak was born on May 14, 1959 and passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2009.
Fredrick was a resident of Oxford, New Jersey.

It led me to Ancestry.com where I found:
Frederick "Fred" Hruszczak, 50, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. He was born May 14, 1959. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Flemington Baptist Church. Fred's parents predeceased him as did his sister, Katherine Finnegan. He is survived by two brothers, four sisters and many nieces and nephews. Published in Star-Ledger on September 22, 2009.
 
That led me to his sister's obituary:
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP -- Katherine Finnigan, 50, died Sunday (April 30, 2006) at her home in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County. Born Oct. 30, 1955 in Elizabeth, daughter of the late Wasyl Hruszczak and Rosalia Sapira Hruszczak, she resided in Franklin Township for the past 17 years and previous to that, she lived in Flemington. Mrs. Finnigan was a computer specialist and a job-placement recruiter for Independent Software Enhancement Specialist (ISES) in Whitehouse Station. She attended Centenary College in Hackettstown. Katherine enjoyed her many trips to Atlantic City casinos.
Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Thomas Finnigan of Franklin Township; four sisters, Anna Coffey of Oxford, Luba Nestorowycz of Rochester, N.Y., Mary Cheshaek of Arizona and Christine Smith of New Jersey; her brothers, George, Walter and Frederick Hruszczak of Jackson; her uncle and aunt, Sam and Ann Sapira of Burlington, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Catholic blessing will be offered 10 a.m. Friday at Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31, Clinton. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For online condolences or for more information, visit www.martinfh.com. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hunterdon Hospice or Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.
 
That led me to a Rosalia Hruszczak's obituary:
JACKSON -- Rosalia Hruszczak died Sept. 9, 2004 at the Jackson Care Center. She was 71. She was born in Donbas, Ukraine, the daughter of Peter and Melania Kraus Sapira. She immigrated to the United States in 1950, living in Elizabeth, Delaware Township and Washington before moving to Jackson in 2000. Until her retirement, she was employed by the Modern Album Co. in Raritan Township.
Her husband, Wasyl Hruszczak, died in 2000. A brother, Walter Sapira, died in 1996. She is survived by three sons, George, Frederick, and Walter, all of Jackson; five daughters, Anna Coffey of Oxford, Luba Nestorowycz of Rochester, N.Y., Katherine Finnigan of Annandale, Mary Cheshack of Arizona and Christine Smith of West Creek; a brother, Sam Sapira of Burlington, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Robert L. Ford Funeral Home in Flemington. To send an online condolence, visit fordfuneralhome.com.

Going back to my original search, I also found small mention of Wasyl Hruszczak. Wasyl was born on January 14, 1927 and passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2000. Wasyl was a resident of Jackson, New Jersey.

While I am not able to connect any of these directly to my Hruszczak line, it is still interesting to note. Incidently my great grandmother Bessie Matys had immigrated to the US and lived with her brother Frank and his wife Helen. They were in New Jersey (I forget the city right off - Hamilton Township maybe) before they all moved to Coatesville, Chester County, PA where she met my great grandfather Panko Hruszczak.

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