AGE: 68 • Edison
Marlene Chonka, 68, of Edison, passed peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was born in Pittston, Pa., and has resided in Edison the last 45 years. She was employed as a secretary with St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick for over ten yrs. Marlene enjoyed cooking, baking and being around family, especially spending time with her four beloved grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph Chonka; her son, Joseph Chonka and his wife, Lynne of Edison; her daughter, Michele Barasch and her husband, Jon of Matawan; her grandchildren, Ava and Mason Barasch and Drew and Katelyn Chonka; her two sisters, Joan Kowalski of Edison and Ann Marie Hodakowski of Pittston, Pa. and her brother, Jerry Hodakowski of Omaha, Nebr. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday June 27 at 9 a.m. from the Flynn and son/Koyen Funeral Home, 319 Amboy Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840. Followed by a 9:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Matthew the Apostle R.C. Church in Edison. Cremation will follow, privately.
Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, June 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220 B East Joppa Rd., Suite 332, Baltimore, MD 21286 or ABCF.ORG
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