Gertrude "Neshie" (Pezzner) Augustyniak

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Gertrude "Neshie" Augustyniak (nee Pezzner), 88, of Barnegat, N.J., passed away on April 5, 2013.

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.

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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 18, 2013