EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ronald E. Bednarczyk, 81, of East Rutherford, died Sunday, Oct. 23.
He was born and raised in Wallington, attended East Rutherford High School and lived in East Rutherford the past 47 years.
Bednarczyk was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Wallington, and a member of the U.S. Army from 1956-58. He was an avid bowler, hunter, New York Yankees baseball fan and Giants fan. He had a love for the Jersey Shore, fishing, crabbing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa A. (DeAngelo); children, Lisa, Ronald and his late wife Laura, Nicholas and Laura, Eric and Lara and Bridget Kirchgessner; four grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Kirchgessner and Lane Bednarczyk and Sara Ann Bednarczyk.
Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 127 Paterson Ave., Wallington. Cremation will be private. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association, 1600 Route 22 East, Union NJ 07083.