John Joseph Kuzel
AGE: 82 • Rockaway Twp.
John Joseph Kuzel passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at The Compassionate Care Unit at Dover General Hospital, Dover, N.J. after a short illness. Born October 29, 1930 in Rockaway Boro, N.J. to Mary and John Paul Kuzel. He grew up in Rockaway Boro. He also lived in Victory Gardens, Dover and then Rockaway Twp., N.J. Veteran of the Korean War
, where he earned a Purple Heart
. He retired from the U.S. Post Office, Dover, N.J. in 1986. He was known as "John The Mailman" to the residents of Birchwood Village section of Rockaway Twp., where he delivered the mail for almost 30 years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, tinkering around the house and playing with his grandchildren, whom he adored.
He is survived by his Beloved Wife of 55 years Helen M. Kuzel. Also survived by his beloved sons Lawrence and his wife Shari of Randolph Twp., Kenneth and his wife Cynde of Dover and John Anthony of Denville. Also by his beloved grandchildren Kelsey Kuzel, Brina Kuzel and Sara Buruschkin. His sisters Agnes Feola and her husband Pat of Rockaway Boro, Sophie Davis of California and Mary Smith of Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours will be held at Quigley Funeral Home, Dover, N.J. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Dover, N.J. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg. B., Ste. 2, Sparta, NJ 07871.