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Official Obituary of

Leslie Loneker

February 18, 2024

Leslie Loneker Obituary

Mr. Leslie “Les” Loneker, 72, entered the arms of the Lord, on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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 Wednesday, February 21st. from 4:00-8:00PM.  The cremation in Rosehill Crematory, Linden, will be private.

Please omit flowers! The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. All donations can be payable to RUF-CINJ and mailed to CINJ Development (Philanthropy) Office, PO Box 193, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Donations can also be made online at http://bit.ly/SupportRUCancer  Please indicate that the gift is in memory of Leslie Loneker.  Donations can also be made at the funeral home.

Les, the son of the late Rose A. Wojewodka Loneker and the late Robert A. Loneker, Sr. was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and he was proud to be a lifelong resident.

He had a twenty-year career as a press operator, working for various companies including Arko Paper Products Co. Inc. in Piscataway, New Jersey before an illness brought on his early retirement in 2003.

Les, as most of his family and friends knew, was a real “party” guy and he found many ways to celebrate that side of him.  He enjoyed the Jersey shore, especially the Belmar scene in his earlier years and later with trips to Atlantic City to try his luck at the casinos.  Technology and any kind of techno gadget always piqued his interest - Les even liked to play video games!  He enjoyed taking pictures of everyone & everything – so much so that Les was the official picture taker that everyone jokingly said, was never in any of the pictures.  Les enjoyed going to the track, playing the ponies & he hoped for a winning ticket, especially on the win, place or show bets!  Music was also a big part of his life, and he might have been “a little bit country’, but he was definitely a classic rock & roller who even tuned into the oldies for a change of pace.  Still with all these interests, truly the most important part of Les’ life was his family.  Every minute spent with them, whether a big holiday celebration or just sitting around the kitchen table telling stories, brought him immense joy and when the grandchildren were there – well Les was just so happy, really beyond words!

He was predeceased by his four siblings, Robert Loneker, Jr., Edward Loneker, Kathleen Pereira and Raymond Loneker.

Les is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Barbara Rotola Loneker; his two children, Christopher Loneker and his wife, Lauren and Megan Loneker and her husband, Tyler Lyle; his four grandchildren, Logan Loneker, Chloe Loneker, Roxanne Loneker and Nicole Loneker; his brother, Ronald Loneker; his sister, Gail Hickey and his numerous nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Les 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 Les will never be forgotten.

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February 21, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Private Cremation

Rosehill Crematory
792 East Edgar Rd. (Route 1 & 9 Northbound Lane)
Linden, New Jersey 07036


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