Andrew S. Kornish
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AGE: 85 • Toms River
Andrew S. Kornish, 85, of Toms River, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Hampton Ridge in Toms River, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born in Newark, Andrew resided in Union before moving to Toms River 13 years ago.
He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Pauline Kornish; brothers, Walter and Frank; and sisters, Helen Toth and Florence Kukich. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Frances Majewski Kornish and loving nieces and nephews.
At age 17, he joined the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee in Logistical Support during World War II. He proudly served his country in the Pacific Theater and was on Okinawa during the period when the Atom Bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While employed as a Quality Control & Research Technician with the DuPont Corp., he attended evening classes and earned a B.S. Degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison Campus. He later taught Earth Science at Roxbury High School and was a Field Representative for the Bureau of Community Mental Services. His last job before retiring in 1995 was as a Federal Investigator for the United States Office of Personnel Management and Defense Investigative Service. He much enjoyed foreign travel, Broadway Musicals and Dramas. These activities were severely curtailed by a slow but steady progression of Parkinson's disease. He was a member of VFW Post 10185 and the Polish American Club of Toms River.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church in Berkeley Township. Interment will follow at the New Jersey Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.quinn-hoppinffh.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 21, 2013