Vincent Walter Brostow
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AGE: 88 • Forked River
Vincent "Walter" Brostow, a man of peace and service to others, passed away at his Forked River, NJ home on June 2, 2014. He was born to Benjamin and Catherine Brzostowski on June 19, 1925.
One of ten brothers and sisters, Walter grew up in Bayonne, NJ, where he attended high school before joining the U.S. Navy in 1943.
A member of the then newly-formed SeaBees (Construction Battalion), Walter served in the Pacific theatre and on the mainland of Europe during WWII. On D-Day, members of his unit, The 111th, delivered fighting equipment across the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy.
In 1948, Walter married Irene Buszko, also of Bayonne, and then moved to Colonia, NJ, where he and Irene built a house, raised three children and resided some sixty years. He was a lifelong electrician, eventually becoming Woodbridge Township Electrical Inspector.
In his lifetime, he enjoyed reading the newspaper, traveling in the United States, backyard barbecuing and spending time with his seven grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
Walter is survived by his wife, Irene Brostow; three children, Linda McGregor, Walter Brostow and Gail Gaspar; six grandchildren, Joseph Gaspar Ph.D, Brian Gaspar, Lieutenant LG Justin Gaspar, Lauren Brostow, Nicholas Brostow and Teresa Brostow, and one great-granddaughter Lena Gaspar. Also surviving are Walter's younger brother Eddie Brzostowski and one elder sister Estelle Pustay.
Family and Friends may attend a viewing to be held on Thursday June 5, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and on Friday from 10-10:30 am at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 Rt. 9 North (aka North Main Street), Forked River, NJ 08731.
A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday June 6, 2014 at 11 am at St. Pius The Tenth RC Church, 300 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 4, 2014
Riggs Funeral Home
130 N Rte 9 Forked River, NJ 08731