Ann Oleartchick

AGE: 97 • Carteret


Ann Oleartchick 97, of Carteret, died on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at home. She was born in Carteret and was a life-long resident of Carteret. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret and was a former member of the pyrohy workers of the church.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Oleartchick (2013); two sisters, Mary Babitsky and Rose Terebetsky; and two brothers, Stanley and Michael Derewesky. Surviving are a daughter, Christine and her husband, Charles Riska; a son, Alan and his wife, Cheryl Oleartchick; four grandchildren, Jonathan and his wife, Debi Riska, Deborah and her husband, Ross Anderson, Alan John and his wife, Christina Oleartchick and Tara and her husband, Mark Allen; five great grandsons, Nicholas and Zachary Riska, David Anderson, Anthony Oleartchick and Blake Allen; and two great granddaughters, Megan Anderson and Brooklyn Oleartchick. She is also survived by a brother, Joseph and his wife, Margaret Derewesky and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The Funeral will be on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9 AM at Synowiecki Funeral Home, 56 Carteret Avenue in Carteret. Divine Liturgy will be at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret, followed by Entombment at Good Shepherd Chapel Mausoleum St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 5 PM to 8 PM. Parastas Service will be at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 would be appreciated.

Anna Smolynec

AGE: 92 • Port Reading


Anna Smolynec, 92 of Port Reading passed away Thursday Jan 19th at her daughter's home in Edison, with her loving family by her side.


Born in Kavalivka, Ukraine, Anna lived in Port Reading for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Carteret. Anna retired from the Con Air Corp in Hightstown where she worked as an assembly worker for 25 years and also worked for Burry Biscuit in Elizabeth and Cardinal China in Carteret.


She is predeceased by her husband Alex Smolynec and her siblings. Anna is survived by her loving children Mary Lawler and her husband Joseph of Edison, Edward Smolynec and his wife Marilyn of North Brunswick, three grandchildren Kimberly, Tanya, Alexandra, four great grandchildren Vincent, Olivia, Marissa, and Gavin.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday 9:00AM from the CHUBENKO FUNERAL HOME 625 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading followed by a 9:30AM Funeral Liturgy from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 719 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret with interment to follow at St. Andrew's Memorial Cemetery, South Bound Brook.


Visitation will be Tuesday 2PM to 4PM and 7PM to 9PM at the funeral home. Parastas services will be 7PM at the funeral home. To send online condolences please visit


Julia Hnatowski



Julia Hnatowski, born on September 29, 1925, entered her eternal reward on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Viewing will be on Thursday, July 13, 2017 between the hours of 9:00AM to 11:00AM at Chubenko Funeral Home. Prayer Service will take place at 11:00AM and interment immediately afterwards at St. Gertrude Cemetery.

John Wasichko



John Wasichko, age 88, of Carteret, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.


Born in Ukraine, John emigrated to the United States from Poland, with his wife and young daughter in 1960 and settled in Carteret. He was employed as a master carpenter at U.S. Metals until retirement in 1986. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret as well as various organizations in the Ukrainian community. John was known as “Mr. Fix It”, always willing to help friends and family do what needed to be done. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle, who will be deeply missed.


John was predeceased by two siblings, Mykhail Wasieczko and Mary Warianka and her husband Semen along with two nephews, Jan Warianka and Michael Wasiczko. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary Wasichko; daughters, Halina Kaskiw and her husband Michael, Olga Kuzyszyn and her husband Oleksander; grandchildren, Adriana Mamay and her husband Jonathan, Kara Aiello and her husband William, Kelli Kaskiw and Alexandra Kuzyszyn. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Jack Mamay and Brooke Aiello. John is also survived by his siblings, Olga Pogoda and her husband Henry, Nick Wasiczko and his wife Olga, Nastia Lyszyk and her husband Rev. John, Teresa Byc and Anna Soroka.


Funeral services will begin at 9AM on Friday, September 22, 2017 from Chubenko Funeral Home, 625 Port Reading Avenue, Port Reading followed by a 10AM funeral mass at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 4PM to 8PM at the funeral home. Parastas will begin at 7PM.

At the request of the family, donations in memory of John may be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church or O.O.L. c/o Acts of Kindness, Inc.