Michael J. Mushrock
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Michael J. Mushrock
Air Force veteran and editor enjoyed music, theatre, and trains
Michael J. Mushrock, 75, of Sergeantsville, N.J., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at his home.
Born and raised in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, Michael lived in Hunterdon County since the early 1980's. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co., and St. Louis University, Michael served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Michael was an editor for Chilton Publications in Philadelphia, Fairchild Publications in New York City, as well as the New York Mets magazine, Inside Pitch. He was an unwavering Philadelphia sports and soft pretzels fan. An accomplished pianist and lover of music, he enjoyed many concerts at Hunterdon County Library. As a season ticket holder, he looked forward to attending events at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa., with his daughter, Gina.
Appreciative of beautiful plants and flowers, he worked for Stony Brook Gardens in Pennington, N.J., and later as a freelance gardener. Michael had a great interest in trains, especially his Lionel train set and taking railway vacations. He was very proud of being a cookie elf at the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad. Michael was devoted to his Catholic faith and was a member of St. John and St. Agnes R.C. Church. He will be remembered for his enormous smile, sense of humor, kindness and the joy he brought to others.
Son of the late Michael N. and Angelina Di Marco Mushrock, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Regina C. O'Leary Mushrock, and daughter, Regina M. Mushrock, both of Sergeantsville, N.J.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Agnes R.C. Church, Stockton, N.J. Burial with United States Air Force Military Honors was held at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope, Pa. 18938 or the Hunterdon County Library, 314 State Route 12, Bldg #3, Flemington, N.J. 08822.
For further information, visit GarefinoFuneralHome.com

Garefino Funeral Home
12 North Franklin St. Route 179
Lambertville, NJ 08530
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Published in The Hunterdon County Democrat on Dec. 22, 2019.
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January 20, 2020
We were shocked to learn just yesterday of Mike's passing. What a good and friendly man he was! JoyceAnna and I offer our heartfelt condolences to cousin Regina, daughter Gina, and all the family. We offer our prayers for his eternal repose in Christ Jesus our Lord and the consolation only He can bestow.
Tom D'Alessandro
January 20, 2020
December 30, 2019
I am saddened to learn that Michael has passed away. He was a good neighbor and dear friend to my family. He will not be forgotten.
My sincere sympathy, Regina and Gina.
Patty Shurts
December 19, 2019
A good man. Vietnam vet. Solid
Tom Flatley
December 18, 2019
Regina & Gina-
My condolences on your loss.
Tina Eick
December 18, 2019
I am so sorry to hear this news. I was a classmate of Mike's at the Prep, and our last names usually put us in the same aisle. We were from different neighborhoods and went to different colleges, but Mike was such a down to earth, easy going, approachable guy I always looked forward to staying in touch and sharing some stories. We particularly connected after college when we were both living in Roxborough and shared a number of heated tennis matches with another Prepper, Ed Scanlan, from the neighborhood. I followed his career as editor and florist over the years through phone conversations and enjoyed hearing of his delight in his family. Mike was a gem. My deepest sympathies go out to all his loved ones.
Jim O'Brien
December 18, 2019
Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace.
Our deepest condolences and prayers for his loving family.
Michael & Brenda Murphy
December 15, 2019
CUZ CUZ CUZ it was always me and you cuz. From the time when I was a little girl and you where are big brother that took Jimmy and I on our first adventure to the pool up ridge Pike. We spent more time together as a family then anyone else in our family you were my cousin you were my brother. We had so much fun together back in the days the crazy days of the fun with all the gang. And you and your wonderful wife Regina and an unbelievable daughter Gina Marie we're always there for me to comfort me.did I know you are in heaven and Mimi has watched over both of us all these days and you're with my Mike's my Mike's I love you I'm going to miss you so much but I know we will be together again I love you with all my heart cuz your Karen
Karen Brady
December 13, 2019
So very very sorry to hear of ur loss. Will be praying for everyone.
Florence Marro
December 13, 2019
My heart is very sad this morning as I read of Mike's passing. You are all in my prayers as you go through this time of loss. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Marty Yannarella
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