Donald M. Fertal
AGE: 69 • Brick
Donald M. Fertal, 69, of Brick, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. He fought a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer and never complained or felt sorry for himself. He was born in Bayonne, was raised in Cranford and lived in Woodbridge before moving to Brick 41years ago. He was employed for over 35 years as a Maintenance Worker at General Motors
in Linden, retiring in 1998. He also worked for the last 15 years as a Church Sexton at All Saints Episcopal Church in Bay Head where he truly enjoyed the company and fellowship of the church congregation. He was an avid Astronomer who enjoyed photography and fishing. He was a parishioner of St. Martha's R.C. Church in Point Pleasant. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Rosemarie (Pomykola) Fertal; his loving son, Scott Donald Fertal of Brick; and many dear friends. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Martha's R.C. Church in Point Pleasant. Interment is private. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in his honor to St. Martha's R.C. Church OR to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714.