OBITUARY

Erin Ann Marx

14 April, 198726 March, 2021
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Erin Ann Marx, 33, of Forked River passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, March 26, 2021. Born in Edison, NJ, Erin had lived in Toms River and Jackson before moving to Forked River 3 years ago. She graduated High School East in 2005, during that time she attended Vocational school for culinary arts, she also attended Ocean County College studying Criminal Justice. She was a veteran of the US Army stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri where she did her basic training to become an MP, then she was stationed at Fort Totten NY. She was a past Manager for Marriott in Cranbury, NJ.

Erin loved working on computers, playing SIMS, and watching movies, but she was very adventurous. She enjoyed spending her time with her dogs and her fur niece and nephew. She had a tremendous heart, always putting everybody before her and going out of her way for family and friends.

Erin is predeceased by her grandparents James McMorrow and his wife Pearl, Joseph Marx and his wife Helen.

Erin is survived by her parents Denise and Walter Kolpaczyk Jr, her sisters; Dana Klimik and her husband Matthew, Heather and Kristie Kolpaczyk and their boyfriends Dylan Jones and Mike Braun who she considered to be her brothers. A loving nephew Logan. And her father Joseph Marx. She is also survived by several Aunts and Uncles; Kerry McMorrow and his wife Rhonda, Deborah Mikusi, Sherry McMorrow, Kimberly Siecinski and her husband Bernard, Sharon Roselli and her husband Joseph. She is also survived by grandparents; Walter Kolpaczyk Sr and his wife Tracey, and Donna Miller. She is also survived by many cherished cousins.

Visitation will be held on April 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ. Funeral Service will be held on April 3, 2021 at 4:30 pm at Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ. Cremation will be private. Repass will follow at the Lacey Elks at 6:00 pm in Forked River, NJ.

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James Perez

1 April 2021

Marx was such a good friend. I had served with Erin at the 340th and she usually saved a spot for me during our chow breaks. She was such a beautiful person and she will be greatly missed.
Rest easy battle. Til Valhalla.

Tommy Carlevale

1 April 2021

Where do I begin, I met erin in 2cnd grade, we took the same bus to school. one of the most gentle, kind, loving human beings I have had the pleasure of sharing a small piece of time with. Erin was truly something different, she had a wild kick ass side along with a kind loving , loving hard flip side. Always seen the good in people, I think she was in the wrong profession, she should’ve been a doctor because all she tried to do was fix people. I had some really great times with erin along with some pretty crazy times. It was never a dull moment when in the presence of erin! Always fun and adventurous , whether it was sitting home watching movies playing Skyrim or going out and exploring festivities. We would always talk about times like these and what to say but today I’m at a loss for words, the world is a different place without her , the impact she had on many will remain..... until we meet again, sorry I can’t be there to see you off erin, but your home now, this bond will never be broken, and love will never be lost,

Michael Hersh

31 March 2021

I knew Erin from our amazing conversations spent each day before I went to work to read my USA today at the Courtyard. I don't know all of the circumstances, to me Erin was so genuine and one of the good ones. News of her passing still hurts my heart.

Back in 2014-2016, I had a long commute to work so I would get up early and arrive too early to actually go in. So I would stop in every day to the Courtyard to read the paper and do a crossword. For maybe four months, I would walk in, Erin would say hi and probably wondered who this dude was who didn't stay there but came in every day. Eventually, we began talking and learned we shared a passion for engagement, caring, and the finer arts. As I began to lose interest in the long commute to work and the job itself, what I did look forward to every morning was a chat with Erin talking about life and how to make it better. I may have inspired her, but she had no idea how much more she inspired me.

She shared with me the concept of "hand hugs" since in today's world, you can't show as much compassion as the old days. So we would always hand hug, and so inspired I was that I brought the concept to my job and wrote an article about it. When I had some mornings full of anxiety, I always knew I could count on Erin to remind me to focus on the positive. When I left that job, the first thing that I worried about were my morning routines with Erin were going to end.

I'd stay in touch a bit and made sure every time I was in the area, to say hello to Erin. The few times she was there, it was like old times. It hurts to know I can't ever walk in anymore without hurting knowing Erin isn't there anymore.

She was and will always remain an inspiration to me and so glad I got to promote her greatness when she was alive. RIP Sweet Erin, Hope this brings some happiness to her family and friends.

https://medium.com/@mikeyhersh/another-mikey-hersh-social-experiment-hand-hugs-918638c55609


Dave Kemelman

30 March 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Erin when I first began working at the Courtyard Marriot in Cranbury in July 2015. She welcomed me and instantly extended me every courtesy as I became acclimated with the workings of the front desk.

Erin lead by example - she personified professionalism, efficiency and courtesy and always radiated warmth into the lives of those she touched. Her heart was made of gold. Her smile and her love of life were contagious.

Erin, you were like a songbird whose very presence touched the lives of all. You were - and will always be - beautiful in every sense of the word and as you soar through the wide open heavens, may you find peace and contentment, knowing how loved and missed you are.

My heartfelt prayers go out to Erin’s family and may you find comfort, consolation and strength. As long as our love for Erin remains in our hearts, her life is eternal.

Marve Luz Pereira

30 March 2021

I have many memories of Erin. We use to work at the Courtyard in Cranbury. When my supervisor was not on duty. Erin was the manager I knew would know how to handle a situation or to fix it. I remember her pulling double shifts and drinking her energy drinks. She was awesome. Such a hard worker. I couldn’t believe she drove An hour ago from work. What dedication!!! You will be so very missed. Shine 🌟 in heaven. RIP dear Erin.

Megan Aucone

30 March 2021

To the girl I call my sister since the day we met. You’ll always be in my heart everywhere I go. You taught me to be strong, hold my head up high, be a bad ass chef and many more things.
Words can’t describe how much of a loving person you are. There’s not a day that goes by when I’m deep into my work and I can hear you cheering me on, yelling at someone who walks by saying how “famous” I am.
We would love talking about SIMS, having snacks, and just enjoying each other company. You had a pure heart of gold. My heart aches deeply knowing that I can’t just pick up the phone and call you. I hope you get to meet my little baby before we meet them.
Love you lots Princess .. as you would call me💕

Mom Kolpaczyk

30 March 2021

Erin I am trying to cope with this but I am losing this battle everyday. You were my second baby and a beautiful baby and woman you are. I am going to miss your late night texts asking me if I wanted something to eat, or calling me on the way home telling me you were on your way home and then saying “I love you see you soon”. You always brightened my day with your smile. I loved you so much you were my life as your sisters. Rest In Peace my love I will see you soon

John Hertzog

30 March 2021

I knew Erin in the 340th MP Company. I will always remember how she would brighten up a room when she arrived. I am thankful that I got to know her.

Marc Gagnon

30 March 2021

I am so shocked and saddened. I served with Erin at the 340th MP CO. She was a great person and Soldier. One thing that stood out for me was she always was brutally honest which I loved about her. She will be greatly missed. Til Valhalla.

Louis Guiliani

30 March 2021

Erin was such a beautiful person to be around and for the short time I had her in my platoon a great Soldier, I will miss her very much and pray she is resting in peace with God.

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