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Benjamin Bartlomiejczyk Jr., 85, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Friday, December 29th. from 3:00-7:00PM. On Saturday, December 30th. at 9:30AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will be offered by the Reverend Bryan Wolf at 10:00AM. The prayers of the committal will precede Mr. Bartlomiejczyk’s burial in the family plot in Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Benjamin’s memory to The Foundation for Parkinson’s, 722 Apex Road, Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34240 or online at http://www.neurochallenge.org
Raised in Winfield Park, New Jersey, Ben graduated from Roselle Park High School, Class of 1956, and he had a fulfilling career at Tulnoy Lumber Company in Carteret, New Jersey. After retiring, Ben realized his dream of building a home in the serene Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, where he and Ann lived for 22 years. Ben’s final days were spent in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Ben's roots ran deep, and he held a special place in his heart for the family home in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, where countless cherished memories were created. A proud United States Army veteran and a National Riffle Association (NRA) member, Ben's commitment to service extended to his roles as a founding member and continuous sponsor of the Flight 93 National Memorial Foundation, a past president of the Gary Owen Gun Club, and a respected member of the American Legion Post #103 in Punta Gorda, Florida. Ben was also an avid outdoorsman and a passionate hunter.
He is now joined in eternal rest with his father and mother, Benjamin Bartlomiejczyk, Sr. and Alice Brown Bartlomiejczyk; his two children Benjamin III and Donna Marie, as well as, his brother Robert Bartlomiejczyk.
Ben is survived by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Ann Tallman Bartlomiejczyk. Ben's enduring love and partnership stood as a testament to a life well-shared. A devoted family man, he is also survived by his two adoring daughters, Kathleen Barone (Greg), Punta Gorda, FL and Terri Dedinsky (Ron), Linden, NJ, along with his five cherished grandchildren, Benjamin, Gregory, and Katelin Barone, and Paul and Michael (Amanda) Dedinsky. Ben’s legacy extends to his great-grandchildren, Emma, Aidan, Amelia, Nathanael, and Eliza Dedinsky, as well as his many special and loving nieces and nephews.
Ben's character was a harmonious blend of determination and humility. He was known for his kindness, thoughtfulness, and a sharp sense of humor that complemented his soft-spoken nature. Ben considered his friends as family, leaving an indelible mark on everyone who knew him. We are all much better people for having had him in our lives.
As we mourn our great loss of a true patriot, family man, and friend, let us also celebrate the rich tapestry of Benjamin Bartlomiejczyk Jr.'s life—a life well-lived and a legacy that will endure in the hearts of all who knew him. May he rest in peace.