Dmytro Makar Jr.
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DMYTRO MAKAR JR. AGE: 76 MOORESVILLE, NC Dmytro Makar Jr., 76, known as "James", passed away on Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Dmytro was born in Hanover Township. He grew up in Whippany & lived in Cedar Knolls for 30 years before moving to Mooresville, N.C. in 1987. Dmytro served in the United States Navy on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier during the Korean War from 3/2/1951 until being honorably discharged on 12/24/1953. Dmytro was a Truck Driver for Jockey Clothing Company in North Carolina for 15 years before retiring in 2006. Prior to that, he worked at the Whippany Paper Board for 20 years. Dmytro was a Member and Life Member of the Cedar Knolls Fire Department where he was Past Chief. He was the First Fire Inspector of Hanover Township and was past Inspector & past Captain of the Cedar Knolls First Aid Squad. James was a Life Member of the N.J. State Firemen's Association and member of the N.J. Fire Chief's Association. Dmytro was a member of the American Legion Post 155 and the VFW Post 5351, both in Whippany. He owned his own NASCAR Racing Car in Cedar Knolls for 3 years as well as being an avid Fisherman. Dmytro is pre-deceased by his brothers George, John and his sister Anna. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn E. (nee-Myers); his children: James & his wife, Patti of Troutman, N.C., Robert & his wife, Libby of Whippany & Debbie Napolitano of Statesville, N.C. & his 7 grandchildren & 1 great-granddaughter. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Monday, October 19th 2009 at 8:30a.m. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Rd, Parsippany, (973) 887-3235 or visit www.partroyfuneralhome.com, with his Funeral Service to follow at 9:30a.m. at Saint John Ukrainian Catholic Church, 60 North Jefferson Rd, Whippany. Entombment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visiting hours are on Sunday from 2-5pm ONLY at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the Cedar Knolls Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 511, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.


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Published in Daily Record on Oct. 16, 2009.
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October 19, 2009
October 19 2009 Dear Marilyn and family :I was very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My contact with him was through first aid squad work when I gave a first aid course for the Cedar Knolls FD. He was a very warm and congenial person.
Edward Rogers
October 19, 2009
October 19, 2009


Dear Marilyn and Family:

My deepest sympathy on the death of Jimmy.

So many memories of our early childhood growing up in the Malaparadis Area. I especially remember during the winter months our afternoons and early evenings skating on "Grumka's Pond". The games of "crack the whip" on the ice. They were exciting and wonderful times growing up!

As teenagers,we all would get into Jimmy's convertible and head up, during the summer, to the "Polish Camp" for a Sunday afternoon of Polka Dancing. We had so much fun!!

I won't forget your wonderful wedding. You look so beautiful and Jimmy looked so handsome. The reception following in the Ukranian Hall was a great time for all of us!

May our precious Lord comfort you during this difficult time and may you be comforted by the wonderful memories you hold close to your heart of your life together.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Be Blessed.

Elaine Grumka
October 19, 2009
October 19, 2009


Dear Marilyn and Family:

My deepest sympathy on the death of Jimmy. So many memories come to my mind when I think of him.

Growing up we from the Malaparidis area enjoyed many wonderful days and evenings skating on "Grumka" Pond. Then later as teenagers we all got into Jimmy's convertible and went up to the Polish Camp and enjoyed ourselves dancing the Sunday afternoons away. Wonderful memories.

How can I forget your wonderful, beautiful wedding and the reception following in the Ukranian Hall!! What a great time we all had.

Jimmy will never be forgotten.

May our precious Lord comfort you Marilyn and your family. May the wonderful memories you have of your life together bring a smile to your heart.

You will be remembered always in my prayers.

Love you!

Elaine Grumka
Elaine Grumka
October 18, 2009
My sympathy to the family. I didn't know Jimmy very well, as he was a few years older than me,But I regret his passing, and he will be remembered in my prayers.
Otto Schwab
October 18, 2009
Dear Marilyn and Family,
Although it's been many many years since we all grew up together in Malapardis, I've never forgotten you and Jimmy. My prayers and sympathies to you and your family over you great loss. Jimmy lived life and he now lives forever in our hearts and in eternity where we all shall meet one day.
God grant you peace knowing that Jimmy no longer suffers.
Love and prayers,
Joan Mihalko
October 17, 2009
Jim and Marilyn were great landlords and friends to me when I first moved to Mooresville, NC. Had dinner at their house a couple times and loved listening to Jim's stories about racing, he was a great story teller. They came over to the house the last time for my wedding party in July 2007, so they got to see the place and sadly it was the last time I saw them since I moved to Matthews. Condolences and thoughts go out to Marilyn, Jimmy and the family - Jay Adamczyk/Jayski
Jay Adamczyk
October 16, 2009
Marilyn & family, our deepest sympathies on your loss. Jim will remembered in our prayers as will the family. Joe & Rosemary Mihalko
October 16, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Makar family. I remember your dad fixing my car for me many times. He always had a story and a laugh to share. We really missed him when he moved to NC. Now he has moved to heaven. Phyllis Romano and family
Phyllis Romano
October 16, 2009
our sympathies the neidenberg family
alex neidenberg
October 16, 2009
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Marilyn, Jimmy, Bobby and Debbie and their families.

Tony Ziatyk and Evelyn Bulow
Jefferson, NC
October 16, 2009
So sorry for your loss of your dad..I remember your dad starting up the his race car and we use to cover up our ears and run...good times to remember
Linda Schlosshauer Torlay
October 16, 2009
Jimmy&my sister went to school together in Cedar Knolls Whippany Morristown High .We have many Fond memmories Of our days of growing up in the Cedar Knolls area with Jimmy Makar .I now live Bradenton ,Fla. Our condolences go out to families of Jimmy
Walter Wing
October 16, 2009
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ellen & Bob Brennan
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