Stephen Gazdek, 89 of Piscataway, NJ passed away on April 14th in Jackson, NJ. Stephen was born in Dunmore,PA to William Gazdik and Julia Yoursak on June 4th 1932. He served with the US Army in the Korean War. He married Mildred Valunas on May 12th 1955 in Dunmore,PA. He proudly worked as a United States Postal Service carrier for over 30 years and was awarded the 1 million mile award. Stephen is preceded in death by his wife of 29 years Mildred Gazdek and his brothers Charles, William and John. Stephen is survived by his daughter Ruthanne Picos (Andres Picos), his sons Steven Gazdek (Kathy Gazdek), Robert Gazdek (Maria Gazdek) and his 4 grandchildren, Allisen Picos (Ciro Samperi), Andrew Picos (Layne Hubbard), Kimberly Gazdek (Christopher Kinder), Steven Dane Gazdek and his brother Pete Gazdik. He was a member and supporter of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Dunellen,NJ and served as the past president of the Parents for Youth Organization. He was also the third vice commander at the American Legion Piscataway Post 261 for 10 years, where he initiated fundraisers for veterans and their families. He continued his support for 60 years.
Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, April 19 from 3:00-5:00 and from 7:00-9:00pm. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00am at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Dunellen. Burial will follow at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway.
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