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Raymond C. "Poppy" Szwaja

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Raymond C. "Poppy" Szwaja

Stafford Twp. - SZWAJA, RAYMOND C. "POPPY", 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on April 6th, 2018, at Southern Ocean Medical Center. He was born in Passaic, N.J., residing in Leonardo for 30 years, prior to moving to Manahawkin 15 years ago. Raymond worked as a floor associate, in many areas of the Home Depot in Manahawkin. He was a member of the Train Collector Assn. for 30 yrs., and a SAL member of American Legion Post 338 in Leonardo, for over 20 years. Poppy loved playing horseshoes and running his trains. He was an avid GIANTS fan.

Raymond was predeceased by his nephew John Roy Jr. Sharpe. Raymond is survived by his wife and best friend Barbara, of 54 years. He always said to her, you are my dear, my darling, my precious, my sweet. Children Susan O'Hearn, of Landaff, N.H., Vicki and husband Raymond (Jimmy) Wright, of Forked River, N.J., Steven Szwaja, of North Arlington, N.J., and Diane Broderson, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., also surviving is his sister and brother in law Arlene and John Sharpe, of Riverview, FL, and his sister in law Lynn Fiume, of Staten Island. Nieces, Jennifer and Barbara Lynn and nephew Joseph, and the loves of his life, his 6 grandchildren, Joseph Busacco, Jaimee, Charlee, and Lillee Wright, Zachary and Alexis Broderson. We love you POPPY.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 4:30-8:30 PM, at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to AHA or ADA. For condolences, flowers and more information visit www.woodfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 10, 2018
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