Gertrude "Neshie" Augustyniak (nee Pezzner), 88, of Barnegat, N.J., passed away on April 5, 2013.
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Born in Ashley, she formerly resided in Bridgewater, N.J., where she was employed as a school bus driver, before moving to Barnegat 25 years ago.
A natural musician who played the accordion and organ, she handed down an appreciation for music to her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Heim.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Walter Augustyniak; three children and their spouses, Nancy and Doug Brittelle, Paul and Adeline Augustyniak, and Michael and Caroline Augustyniak; four grandchildren, William, Amy, Drew and Casey; one great-grandchild, Clyde; and two sisters, Mary deMatteis and Blanche Yarrish.
Funeral services were held April 9.
Donations may be made to Meridian Hospice South, 80 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.
For information, visit www.barnegatfh.com.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 18, 2013