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William Munkacsy

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NEWTON - William Munkacsy, 92, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Bristol Glen in Newton. Mr. Munkacsy, son of the late James and Esther Munkacsy, was born in McAfee June 24, 1921. He was a resident of Hamburg for most of his life.

Mr. Munkacsy was a self-employed carpenter/builder. He was a past chief and chaplain as well as an exempt member of the Hamburg Fire Department. He was a former Hamburg Borough mayor, councilman and water commissioner. Mr. Munkacsy was a parishioner and usher at St. Jude the Apostle R.C. Church in Hamburg.

Mr. Munkacsy is survived by his wife, Jean (Kazar) Munkacsy; daughters, Carolann Van Blarcom and her husband, Ralph, of Glenwood, and Marion Murphy and her husband, Anthony, of Hamburg; brother, Michael Munkacsy and his wife, Marie, of Ship Bottom; grandchildren, Karen Eastman, Lisa Permunian and Maggie Castro; as well as great-grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Eastman.

Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday May 28, at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, to St. Jude The Apostle R.C. Church, Hamburg, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. Fire department services will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude The Apostle R.C. Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1, Hamburg, NJ 07419; or Hamburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 262, Hamburg, NJ 07419. For directions or online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 25, 2014
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