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Richard T. "Smiley" Smialkowski

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Richard T. "Smiley" Smialkowski Obituary
Richard T. "Smiley" Smialkowski

Toms River - Richard T. Smialkowski, 86, passed away at home on February 23, 2018.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, February 28 at 9:30 AM directly at St, Justin the Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd, Toms River with burial to follow at St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Toms River. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Laskowski Funeral Home(Union Funeral Home), 1600 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ (

Born in Newark, Richard lived in Maplewood before moving to Toms River in 2011. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in Europe during the Korean Conflict. He and his brothers co-owned Smiley's Tavern in Newark from 1958-1968. He was also a cabinet maker and a landscaper.

Smiley was predeceased by his beloved wife Gloria, his brothers, Ted and Henry and his sister, Irene. He is survived by his sons, Stephen and Robert, their wives, Victoria and Shannon and his 5 grandchildren, Sara, Molly, Hailey, Jenna and Jake.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you plant flowers or shrubs around your house in honor of Smiley, because of his love of gardening.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 25, 2018
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