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Private services were held for Mr. John J. Radacovsky, 83, who enter the heavenly kingdom of our Lord on Monday, January 15, 2024.
Donations in John’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at http://www.stjude.org
John, the son of the late Anna Bacha Radacovsky and the late John E. Radacovsky, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he resided until settling in Edison, New Jersey fifty-two years ago.
John had a long multi-phase career, starting with thirty-five years employed by Morey La Rue Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Services in Linden where he was a supervisor until 1996. He then started all over again at Schering-Plough Corporation in Kenilworth, which later became Merck & Co. where John was in the packaging department for sixteen years before he took his well-deserved retirement in 2013.
In his free time, John enjoyed traveling, especially to Wildwood Crest, which was his honeymoon destination, and he would return there with his wife, Jeanette, every June, and September. Key West, Florida also held a special place in his heart for enjoying the silky beaches, blue ocean and the laid-back attitude of the Florida Keys. As if in sync with the Keys, John a big music lover, was definitely a “Parrot Head” – a fan of his favorite singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffet and even enjoyed the story telling and simple harmonies of the ballads and dance tunes, known as “honky-tonk” or country music. He enjoyed watching the professional football teams battle it out every week, but never needed a favorite team or player as he simply enjoyed the art of the sport. Atlantic City was forever calling his name & whether John was playing the slots, walking the boards, or enjoying the culinary experiences of the many restaurants there – he always had a great time, win or lose! One of John’s truly favorite restaurants was “The Crab Trap” in Somers Point that he often indulged in with his family. Even with all these activities, the most important part of John’s life was his family. They were his life, his heart & his soul. It didn’t matter what the event or activity was - if he was with his family, he knew he was truly blessed beyond words & he was filled with joy and happiness.
John suffered the loss of his brother, Dennis Radacovsky, his sister, Mary Lynn Perera and his brother-in-law, Victor Dudek.
John is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Jeanette D. Dudek Radacovsky; his two daughters, Suzanne Radacovsky and Bernadette Radacovsky; his sister, Anne Marie Radacovsky, his brother-in-law, Paul Dudek and his wife, Cynthia; his sister-in-law, Mary Valenti; his two nieces, Brittany Valenti and Jillian Gonzalez and her husband Joel and John’s many neighbors and friends.
John was the center of life for his family, and he had an abundance of love for everyone in his circle. He will be deeply missed, but John will never be forgotten.