Carol Lynn Straka
Middlesex - Carol Lynn Straka, age 65, raised in Middlesex, NJ, graduated Middlesex High School in 1974 then moved to Bridgewater, NJ in 1975 graduating from Raritan Valley Community College (formerly Somerset Community College) in 1987. She has departed this life on August 26, 2021 at CareOne of Somerset in Bound Brook. Born in Plainfield, she was the daughter of the late Albert Straka and living Alicia L Straka (nee Brennan).
Carol Lynn worked at Bamberger's in Plainfield, QuickChek food stores and AT&T in Basking Ridge. Retiring from AT&T after 22 years at 48 years of age.
Carol Lynn loved to travel, having driven the family's infamous green van all over the country. Her hobbies included photography, bowling and skiing. For over twenty years, Carol Lynn traveled with her mother to bowl in the National Tournament every year held in many different states. Carol Lynn enjoyed collecting lighthouses whether on clothing, knick knacks, watches or anything else with a lighthouse. She lived and loved large both life and family. Carol Lynn loved the Vizsla breed of dogs spending hours walking them until her health prevented her from enjoying that activity.
Carol Lynn is survived by her loving mother, Alicia (Brennan) Straka She's also survived by her sister, Monica Ann Straka of Bridgewater, NJ, her brothers Larry and wife Lavinia of Carmichael, CA, and Martin and wife Candace of Hopatcong, NJ. She's also survived by her niece Lorianne Straka of Bangor, PA and nephew Mathew Straka of Carmichael,CA.
The family will be holding a private service. Carol Lynn's Facebook page has many recently added photos of her, her family and her friends and will be celebrating her life in words and photos.
A memorial service will be held at Evangel Chapel in Bridgewater, NJ 08807 on a date and time to be announced. Please contact the family if you would like to attend.
Published by Courier News from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30, 2021.