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Obituaries > ZENIAK, STEPHEN

Stephen Zeniak, 88, of Hackettstown, NJ, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Hackettstown Community Hospital, Hackettstown, NJ. Born June 6, 1917 in Passaic, NJ, he was a son of the late Michael and Catherine Dzubey Zeniak. He had lived in Independence Township since 1959. Prior to his retirement in 1979, he was employed as a machine operator at Bergen Machine and Tool Co., Hackettstown. He was a U.S Marine Corps veteran of World War II and served as a Gunnery Sergeant with the “Edson Raiders,” an elite fighting force for the U.S. Marine Corps, which he was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion in Hackettstown and the Marine Corps League. Survivors: his wife, Olga Lubarsky Zeniak; two daughters, Kathryn Pacholek, of Great Meadows, NJ, and Patricia Dooley, of Andover, NJ; a brother, William Martin, of Bloomfield, NJ, and two grandchildren, Sarah and Emily Dooley. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to “Toys for Tots” in care of Picattiny Arsenal.