Eugene P Makara
AGE: 81 • Brick
Eugene P. Makara 81, of Brick, NJ died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at his home. Born in Nanticoke, PA Eugene was raised in Wanamie, PA. He graduated from Newport High School and joined the US Air Force during the Korean War, and was stationed in Fair Banks, Alaska. After, Eugene attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1961. During college, in 1958, Eugene met the love of his life Agnes Pechal. He began student teaching in Lakewood in 1962 and taught elementary education in Lakewood for 30 years retiring in 1992.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Southard, Howell, where he volunteered after his retirement. Eugene was a big Philadelphia Phillies fan.
Eugene was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Agnes Makara in 2014.
Surviving are his children; Eugene Makara of Pt. Pleasant, NJ, Denise Morton and her husband James of Pt. Pleasant, NJ, Alan Makara of Brick.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 11, from 5-8:30 PM, with a funeral service at 8PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd. Brick. A second visitation will be held Friday, from 8:30 - 9:30 AM at the funeral home, followed by procession to the chapel at the NJ Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ for a 10:30 AM service.
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