Mrs. Helen P. Latawiec Schultz Duchlinski, 96, died Monday, February 21, 2022, in the Complete Care at Westfield in Westfield, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Sunday, February 27th. from 11:00AM-2:00PM. At the conclusion of the visitation (2:00PM) there will be a prayer service in the funeral home after which everyone is invited to join the family for a repast at a local restaurant. On Monday, February 28th. between 11:45AM & 12:00Noon, family and friends are asked to gather in the Kowalski Funeral Home parking lot. We will form the traditional procession to the gravesite in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Linden where the prayers of committal will precede Mrs. Duchlinski’s burial in the family plot.
Mrs. Duchlinski, the daughter of the late Pauline Gregory Latawiec and the late Joseph Latawiec, Sr., was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1932, at the young age of 7, she moved with her family to the City of Linden where Mrs. Duchlinski has lived until 2017, when she relocated to Westfield, New Jersey.
Mrs. Duchlinski was a long-time communicant of St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Linden. As a homemaker all her life, Mrs. Duchlinski’s commitment was her love, devotion, and care of her family. Truly nothing gave her greater joy than to be with them and enjoy their company, no matter if there was a special occasion or simply a “sit at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee” experience.
Mrs. Duchlinski was the last of her nine siblings, all who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her two husbands, Theodore J. Schultz in 1958 and Victor J. Duchlinski in 2003 and most recently her son, Russell “Rusty” Theodore Schultz in 2021.
Mrs. Duchlinski is survived by her daughter, Dianne H. Tyrkala and her husband, Walter; her son, Richard Schultz and his wife, Frances, and her stepson, Thomas Duchlinski and his wife, Carolyn.
Mrs. Duchlinski was known throughout the Roselle Street neighborhood, the families who made up the Polish National Home organization and the families of all the kids her children played with. Her history is deeply rooted in Linden which makes for great memories and continued story telling. Mrs. Duchlinski, with her squinty smile, her kindness and gentleness will forever be in all our hearts.
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