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George J. Alusik

Woodbridge - George Alusik of Woodbridge passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at his Home Peacefully in his sleep surrounded by Family at his Bedside. He was 84 years young.

Born in Ashley, PA to Stephen and Anna Pavlick Alusik he was one of 6 children that included Michael, John, Joseph, Steven and Andrew. They were was raised in Elizabeth, and he has resided in Woodbridge since 1963.

George Alusik was a Major League Baseball Player for 5 years with the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Athletics during the 1960s.

He was a Right Fielder and Fierce Hitter with a Lifetime batting average of .270. While having a stance compared to Joe DiMaggio's, he won 2 batting crowns in AAA, broke up two perfect games with pinch hits, and hit 6 homeruns in 6 days only one shy of tying the record. Baseball and his family were his true loves.

George will also be remembered as being a practical joker always making people laugh, avid golfer, hunting/fishing, playing the slot machines in AC Casinos, horse racing as well as staying very active in MLB Alumni Functions and Reunions. He served in the Army during the Korean War in Germany as a Communications Officer. He is in Heaven now in his own Field of Dreams playing ball with his former teammates that have passed already. He will be missed by family, friends and teammates.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rosa Ann "Tootsie" Ziesemer Alusik, in 2000.

He is survived by two sons, Farlan Alusik and Finance' Kimberly Pacelli of Woodbridge and Paul Alusik and his wife, Bonnie Berkowitz, of Bloomsbury, NJ. George was very proud of both of his sons Farlan and Paul.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. from Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, 44 Green Street, Woodbridge. A Mass of Resurrection will follow at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, Avenel. Interment will be in Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please see Farlan Alusik regarding donations to charity for Former Major League Baseball Players.
Published in Home News Tribune on Apr. 25, 2018
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