McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ


John E. Mikolajczyk

1 September, 195524 March, 2020

John E. Mikolajczyk, 64, of Union, NJ passed away peacefully in the loving embrace of his wife Donna on March 24, 2020 after a strong and brave battle against cancer.

John was proud to be born and raised in Ironbound, Newark NJ within a close-knit circle of family and friends who would bring special memories thoughout his lifetime.

He was blessed with the ability to share his gift of sharp wit and/or his compassion with ease, making him a valued and loved person with whom to spend time.

John embraced several career paths, most memorably as a Machinist at Wallace & Tiernan in Belleville NJ, a Programmer at Chubb & Sons in Warren NJ, and most recently as an Analyst with Crum & Forster in Morristown NJ.

John also enjoyed turning his passion for photogarphy into a small business.

Most of all John loved spending leisure time with family and friends, tending to his garden and pool, and vacationing on Cape Cod.

John was predeceased by his father, John S. Mikolajczyk and his sister, Helen (Mikolajczyk) Oertel.

He is survived by his wife and best friend Donna (Hartman), his daughters who brought him tremendous pride and joy, Patricia and Kathryn, and his mother, Alice Mikolajczyk (Pietrykowski). He is also survived by his brother Edward Mikolajczyk of Linden, NJ, his Sister in Law and Partner in Crime, Kathleen Hartman, his Brother in Law Brian Hartman (wife Aynn), his niece Emily Arcangelo, nephews Michael and Andrew Arcangelo, and Dylan and Benjamin Hartman. John is also survived by his fellow inhabitants of Filbert Island.

John was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Union, NJ.

In liew of flowers, John requested donations to St. Judes Children's Hospital.

Funeral and burial arrangements are private; a memorial celebration for John will be held at a later date.

For updates, fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Mikolajczyk family please visit www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com


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Danielle Wolf

April 5, 2020

John was friendly, outgoing & always there for the girls. He would always offer to pick up if you needed or just have the girls for a playdate.
We were blessed to have a friendship with John.
Our thoughts are with all of you as I can not imagine the whole this has left in your lives. God bless

Debra Walker

March 29, 2020

Donna, Patricia, and Kathryn,
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
John was always more of a brother than an uncle. Even in his younger days, he showed up to family get togethers with his big camera-he was always interested in photography. John could always (and easily) make people smile and laugh. He will be sorely missed.
Much love and hugs,
Debra Walker

Mary Norton

March 28, 2020

I knew John back in the 70's with the Casimir crew. What a nice guy, funny and oh so witty - never anything but laughter. Bowling at St Casimir, camping up in Calacoon, ski trips to Lake Placid. I always remember him in a red flannel shirt with long hair. Whenever I here 'Come Sail Away' by Styxx I have always and will always think of him. Forever young. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Mary 'Larri' Norton

Gregory Bevere

March 27, 2020

Donna, not sure you will remember me from Peoples Bank but I came across John’s obit and I just want to send you my family’s condolences and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Michael Dobrzelecki

March 27, 2020

R.I.P/ John - Here's how I remember him from the Class of 69 - 8th Grade at St.Casimir's on our class trip to Washington, DC in May, 1969.

Estelle Babe Sovay Faddish

March 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss,my prayers are sent to you and your family.

Cathleen Compoli

March 26, 2020

Donna, Patti and Katie ~

Sending our love to all of you. John touched all of us in so many ways - from sharing memories way back when at the Cape to his amazing sense of humor. He will always stay in our hearts - and bring us warm thoughts full of fond memories and smiles.

Love to you all xoxo,
Cousin Cathleen, Craig and kids.

Patty Callanan

March 26, 2020

To Donna, Patti and Katie - I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you at this time. Although things will never be the same, he will always be in your heart. Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.....Love, Patty


March 26, 2020

Donna & family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Theresa Carlos

June Pellegrino

March 26, 2020

Donna and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God's peace touch you in a way that brings rest to your hearts and minds.

With sympathy, June Pellegrino


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