OBITUARY

Edward F. Graichen

August 2, 1924December 7, 2012
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Edward F. Graichen age 88 of Silver Ridge Park West, Berkeley Twp. died peacefully Friday December 7th at Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Toms River. He was a bus driver for over 35 years with Somerset Bus Company and then New Jersey Transit before retiring in 1987. He was a parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe R. C. Church, Berkeley Twp. Edward born was in San Diego, CA and while his father was in the Navy stationed at Lakehurst he lived in Seaside Heights and attended Toms River High School. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and after being discharged he moved to Elizabeth and then to Toms River in 1959. To be closer to his work, he moved to North Plainfield in 1964 and upon his retirement to Jupiter, Fl for 17 years before moving to Silver Ridge Park West in 2004. Edward was a lifelong Yankee fan and a diehard Peyton Manning fan. He was predeceased by his 1st wife Ruth in 1973, his parents Edmund and Evelyn Graichen and his brother Gerald Graichen. Surviving are his wife Nikki, son Edward, Jr., 2 daughters Diane Rojek and Debbie Stazo, 5 grandsons Chad, Todd and Matthew Graichen, Adam and Charles Stazo, 5 great grandchildren Brianne, Cassidy, Benjamin, Kevin and Katie and his brother Michael Graichen . Visiting will be Sunday from 3-7 pm at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home 26 Mule Rd. Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 am Monday at St. Maximilian Kolbe R. C. Church, Berkeley Twp. Burial will follow at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in his memory to Van Dyke Hospice, c/o Community Medical Center, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755.

Services

  • visitation Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Mass Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Burial Monday, December 10, 2012
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Edward F. Graichen

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December 14, 2012

Dad you will always be in our hearts and memories.

December 14, 2012

Mick Stazo

December 13, 2012

Nikki,I just found out about Mr.G. You have my deepest sympathy.

December 13, 2012

Dear Nikki,
So sorry for your loss. Lot of good memories with Uncle Whitey from years ago in T.R.on Rosewood Dr. Our prayers are with you and all the family. Deepest Sympathy, Carol and Ken Hufman (niece and nephew in SC)

December 9, 2012

You and your family are in my prayers. My deepest sympathy.
JoAnn D'Anton

Anthony Altilio

December 9, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Laurie Graichen

December 9, 2012

To Nikki and all of Uncle Bunk's family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Though I won't be able to be there in person please know that my love and thoughts are with you. You may be crying tears of loss today, but remember him forever with smiles and laughter.

FROM THE FAMILY
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