Andrew Kornish

September 24, 1927May 18, 2013

Andrew S. Kornish, 85, of Toms River passed away on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at Hampton Ridge in Toms River surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born in Newark, NJ, Andrew resided in Union before moving to Toms River 13 years ago. He was predeceased by his parents Sam and Pauline Kornish, brothers Walter and Frank and sisters Helen Toth and Florence Kukich. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years Frances Majewski Kornish and loving nieces and nephews. At age 17 he joined the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee in Logistical Support during World War II. He proudly served his country in the Pacific Theater and was on Okinawa during the period when the Atom Bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While employed as a Quality Control & Research Technician with the DuPont Corp. he attended evening classes and earned a B.S. Degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison Campus. He later taught Earth Science at RoxburyHigh School and was a Field Representative for the Bureau of Community Mental Services. His last job before retiring in 1995 was as a Federal Investigator for the United States Office of Personnel Management and Defense Investigative Service. He much enjoyed foreign travel, Broadway Musicals and Dramas. These activities were severely curtailed by a slow but steady progression of Parkinson’s disease. He was a member of VFW Post 10185 and the Polish American Club of Toms River. Visitation will be Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 from 2-6pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ 08755. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church in Berkeley Township. Interment will follow at the New Jersey Veteran’s Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


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May 22, 2013

Rest in Peace...Brother

Mike Rapolas - Vietnam 68'-71'

May 21, 2013

Francis Kornish:
Sorry to hear about Andrew's passing. Andrew and you were lifelong friends of my parents, Michael and Stephanie Machalaba. Sincerests condolences to you on behalf of them, and from me. Stephen Machalaba

Andy & Jeanne Pallen

May 21, 2013

Dear Fran, We were very sad to hear of Andy's death. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Mary Jane & Charllie Sexton

May 21, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Fran and the family. May you enjoy your heavenly reward.

Laura Dawson

May 21, 2013

You were a very special great uncle. Your kind demeaner and gentle way will be remembered. Love always, Laura "Kukich" Dawson

Cindy Dudsak

May 20, 2013

Uncle Andy we are all so blessed to have had you in our life. You had a way of making us feel special with the simple things in life. I have so many special memories but a few of my favorites are you taking the time to swing me in your arms no matter how may times I asked (and it was a lot!), helping me write my graduation speech, helping crack open Brazil nuts, dancing with me on my wedding day, showing up on Christmas Day when I didn't think you we're coming and saying yes to being Abigail's Godfather. You will forever be in our hearts. May the angels watch over you until we are all together again. As Abigail would say, "we love you bunches"!

Donna Zarra

May 20, 2013

Loved you SO much, Uncle Andy. We were all blessed to have been a part of your life and will treasure the memories you have given us. We will always remember you puttering around the house, landscaping, building, etc. and your 'political' talks with Uncle Stas (LOL). You touched everyone's lives in a special way and we will miss you (but ALWAYS remember you) at our holiday dinners. May the light of God and the Angels lead you into glorious and everlasting peace.....Love you lots xoxox Donna, Tom, Brian and Kristen Zarra