Marian J. Kilarski, 87, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 14, 2019. “Mike”, as he was known by all, was born in the Bronx, New York, before moving to Bayonne where he resided for the past 61 years. A proud veteran, Mike enlisted in the United States Army in 1952 at the age of 20 and was stationed in Germany. After fulfilling his military duties he worked as an inventory control specialist for the Western Electric Company in Kearny, a position he held for more than 30 year before retiring in 1984.
Mike embraced life with true integrity. He was a devoted and patient husband who took joy in accompaning his wife on shopping trips and socializing with the store employees. Other times he was content just staying home with his wife checking lottery tickets and doing daily scratch-offs at the kitchen table while eagerly waiting to see who the lucky winner was.
Mike's heart was filled with immeasurable love and pride for his family, especially his grandchildren and their accomplishments in life. He could carry on a conversation about almost any topic while remaining interested in what others had to say. Some of Mike's favorite pastimes included watching classic westerns and mystery movies and enjoying sports of all types where he was intrigued with the intensity and challenge that came along with it. His generous spirit and affection will be deeply missed but never forgotten and will remain in the hearts of the countless life's he touched.
Mike was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary (nee: Wozniak) Kilarski and his nephew Hugo Iodice Jr. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Irene (nee: Wnetkowski) Kilarski, daughter Diane Meyer and her husband Ken, son Michael and his companion Alena Hildebrandt, his sister Mary Iodice and her husband Hugo Sr., two grandchildren, Nicholas and his companion Devon, and Aimee and her fiancé Eric Goldman. Also survived by his dear niece Maryanne Stapleton and her husband Art, and Martha Iodice (wife of the late Hugo Iodice Jr.) many additional nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. A funeral mass in Mike’s honor will be offered on Tuesday, November 19, at 10:00 am from the Parish of St. John Paull II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Entombment will follow at Holy Name Mausoleum, Jersey City, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association would be most appreciated.
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