Stanley Francis Makowski died on July 11, 2017 at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge. "Stan, Stosh, Frank, Francie, Ace" succumbed to his battle with cancer, and passed peacefully with his family by his bedside. Born and raised in Linden, he later moved to Old Bridge when he was 16 and graduated from South River High School in 1948. He settled in South River for over 50 years with his wife Elaine and 4 children.
One year after High School graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for four years during the Korean War on the USS Dashiell. He was employed by New Jersey Bell for over 35 years as a Foreman in New Brunswick. In 1990 he was honored as Grand Marshal of Middlesex County for the Pulaski Day Parade in New York City. In his retirement he was a Real Estate agent and a grounds keeper for St. Mary's Cemetary in East Brunswick. His hobbies included a weekly bowling league, tending to his garden, and getting together with a close group of life-long friends known to his children as Aunts & Uncles. He was an honorary member of the Polish War Veterans, Polish Falcons, the South River Knights of Columbus, the South River Elks, and the American Legion. He was a communicant of both, Corpus Christi Church and St. Marys of Ostrabama Parish, South River. He is best known for his love of cigars and reading the daily papers.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Jennie Makowski, his brother Chester Makowski, and by a sister Violet and her husband Stanley Potts. Surviving are his wife of over 57 years Elaine Pastular Makowski; his children, Stephen and his partner Joe Randles of New Hope, PA, Theresa Faria of Old Bridge, Susan and her husband Donald DeGraw of Monroe, Laura and her husband Frantz D'Meza of Somerset; a sister in law Helen Makowski of Spotswood; sister in law Florence and husband Ron Albrycht of Canton, CT, brother in law Joseph Brogis of Bantam, CT; five grandchildren Anthony, Stephen, Deanna, Tyler, and Dylan; and many nieces and nephews, friends, and extended family.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 17th in the Rezem Funeral Home 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church in South River. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, East Brunswick.
Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Sunday July 16th from 3-7 pm.
Memorial contributions may be to made to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, 195 Little Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.