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Robert J. Wolansky, 86, of North Arlington, NJ, passed away on Sunday, August 5th, 2018.
The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered in Sacred Heart Church, 324 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Robert was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, on June 25, 1932 to Henry & Bertha (nee Milkowsky) Wolansky. He has been a resident of North Arlington since 1964. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Robert was a Supervisor with Verizon in Newark for 35 years prior to his retirement in 1991.
He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the N.J. 13th Volunteer Infantry which is a civil war organization. Much time was spent as an avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman, however most of the time Robert enjoyed time with his family and grandchildren at their country home in Walton, N.Y. and their beach house in Cape May, N.J.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years Frances M. (nee Collura) Wolansky; daughters Kimberly A. Wolansky and Kristen L. Wolansky-Bretz & her husband John; and grandchildren Robert, Lauren, Amber, and Erika.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Robert’s memory to Saint Peter’s Prep/GO Scholarship Fund. Mail to: St. Peter’s Prep, 144 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302.
(This fund provides financial assistance to students who wish to take part in outdoor/adventure travel sponsored thru the school.)