Alfred H. Zywicki

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Alfred H. Zywicki, 81, of Freehold Township, passed away on March 14 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Al was born on July 15, 1935, in Bayonne to Frank and Jadwiga (nee Zalon) Zywicki. He graduated from St. Peter’s Prep High School, Jersey City, in 1953 and from St. Peter’s College in 1957.

He married Maureen Anne O’Neill of Bayonne on April 4, 1959, and spent 47 wonderful years as her beloved husband, living first in Bayonne, moving his family to Manalapan, and finally retiring to Freehold Township.

Al worked for Esso, New York City, and later Exxon, Florham Park, as a systems analyst until his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

Al was a devoted Catholic and a former parishioner of St. Thomas More and St. Robert Bellarmine parishes. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling and most of all, spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife, Maureen; sister, Helen McCaffrey; and brother, Edward Zywicki.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in law, Ellen Mittler and her husband, Jeff, of Gaithersburg, Md., Suzanne Zywicki of New York City, Carol Wiltshire and her husband, Todd, of Canton, Mass., Patricia DiFilippo and her husband, John, of Essex Fells, and Nancy Witt and her husband, Joseph, of Freehold; his grandchildren, Daniel Mittler, Kevin Mittler, Elizabeth Wiltshire, Michelle DiFilippo and her husband, Paul Schmolze, Joseph DiFilippo, Alessandra DiFilippo, Julianna Witt and Jennifer Witt; and a brother, Eugene Zywicki of Mantua, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Patricia Kubinkski.

Funeral services were arranged by the Clayton and McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Al’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834, or to St. Peter’s Prep, 144 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. For information or condolence messages, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com