Albert J. Gochal
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AGE: 93 • Woodbridge
Albert J. Gochal passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division. He was 93 years old.
Born in Perth Amboy, he resided there before moving to Woodbridge in 1986.
Mr. Gochal was employed as an electrician with Johnson & Johnson Company in New Brunswick for 35 years before retiring in 1982.
While at Johnson & Johnson he served on their first aid squad for 26 years and also belonged to the Perth Amboy First Aid Squad.
He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II; a communicant of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Port Reading; and a member of the Perth Amboy and Holy Trinity Senior Citizens Clubs. He served as manager for the Perth Amboy Little League PBA team. He also raised and raced pigeons and was president of the West Amboy Citizen's Club in 1954.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Rose Rapach Gochal; a daughter, Janice Muller and her husband, Bob of Claymont, DE; three sons, Gerald Gochal and his wife, Edith of DeBary, FL, Allan Gochal of DeBary, FL and Douglas Gochal and his wife, Lori of North Richland Hills, TX; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. from the Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, (www.costello-greiner.com), 44 Green Street at Barron Avenue in Woodbridge. A Funeral Liturgy will follow at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Port Reading. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Hopelawn. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2:00 until 4:00 and 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family wishes to extend infinite gratitude to Vera Gochal, Yolanda Alverez, St. Anthony's Eucharistic Minister's and the dedicated friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made St. Anthony's Church Memorial Fund, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading, NJ 07064.
Costello-Greiner Funeral Home
44 Green St.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Published in Home News Tribune on May 28, 2014