Henry S. Albanowicz

July 14, 1932December 16, 2011

Henry S. Albanowicz, 79, of Toms River passed away on 12/16/11 at the Firemen's Home in Boonton, NJ. Born in Newark, he resided in Hazlet for 39 years prior to moving to Toms River. He was a Veteran of the US Navy having served in the Korean War. He retired in 1994 after 25 years service with the Newark Fire Dept. He worked in Engine Co 16, 14, 8 and 4. He was also in Special Services, E.M.S. and a Fire Inspector in Newark. He was a Fireman of North Centerville Fire Co and member of the First Aid in Hazlet. He was a member of the VFW #4303 of Keansburg and VFW #10185 of Toms River and also the Polish American Club of Toms River. Henry was predeceased by his parents John and Veronica Zawalich Albanowicz and his sister Joan Wolf. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife Gloria Tafaro Albanowicz; his children, Gregory and his wife Kerry of Brick, Veronica and her husband Michael of Toms River, David of Brick, Mark and his wife Meredith of Brick, and his grandchildren, Victoria, Andrew and Megan Albanowicz; His brother John and his wife Mary of Ashburn, VA and his sister Ruth Farrell and her husband George of Matawan as well as many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be Tuesday Dec 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ 08755. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday Dec 21st at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow at the New Jersey Veterans Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Firemen's Home in Boonton, NJ or the Alzheimers Assoc. of Denville, NJ. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 20, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 20, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 21, 2011
  • Burial Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Henry S. Albanowicz

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George Chandler

December 21, 2011

Mrs Albanowicz, Veronica and Family - I am so sorry to hear about Mr Albanowicz's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the knowledge that he had the best care possible and the love of his friends and family. Our prayers are with you. I will miss you all, and the puppies, on my weekend visits to be with Dad. Much love and big hugs.

George Chandler ( New York)

Ray Maddock

December 20, 2011

Gloria, So sorry to read of Hank's passing. We live in Delaware now and keep up with the N.J. news via the online Asbury Park Press .

Larry Arthur

December 19, 2011

Hank was a good man. Always made me and my family feel at home when we visited. I have a alot of great memories of Hank playing golf, Horse Shoes and just enjoying life. He surely will be missed.

Veronica Wolf

December 19, 2011

It's never easy dealing with the loss of someone you love so much. Unfortunately I have too much experience. Just know that you are not alone and we are all here for you. I like to think he's now having some drinks with my Mom and Dad in heaven and someday we will all be together again. I love you and am thinking of you.

Andrew Christ

December 19, 2011

Gloria - Deepest sympathies from your former neighbors on Fleetwood Drive. I always enjoyed my sidewalk chats with Hank about the fire company. As the current Chief, I also extend condolences from all of the North Centerville Vol. Fire Co. No. 1. May Hank be at peace. - The Christ Family

MaryMartina Zalusky Lenar

December 19, 2011

Gloria, My deepest condolences. My thoughts and Heart go out to "ALL OF YOU" during this difficult time. We are deeply saddened to hear of Henry's passing. Your Husband "HANK", was a warm, caring and wonderful man., A Great Father, to Gregory, Veronica, David and Mark and to their mates. He was my "Yul Brenner" growing up. His love for his Family will make a "Lasting Impression" on all of you. He will always be "Close to you", and he will" Watch over you", from up above. With Sympathy, Cousins Mary Martina & George and Family

December 18, 2011

Dear Greg & Kerry, My Deepest symphany to both on the loss of a great person who was always a help to other people, my he always be remember by his loved ones and friends, my prayers are with you Bob barrett

Kathy Ward

December 18, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Henry's warm heart and fun spirit will live through his wonderful children and grandchildren. I have many fond memories of our family gatherings but my favorite was Uncle Henry with my twins, Jack and Maddie, when they were four. They had such fun with him and I was able to visit with the rest of the family.

Cindee Shanosky

December 18, 2011

How lucky a person is who is part of a family filled with so much love. I will forever remember my beloved uncle and godfather for his love of life, and love of family. Every special occasion, and family gathering through the years, was more special with Uncle Henry there. He will live forever in my heart, and I will cherish the memories of our times together forever. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Love, Cindee