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April 1, 1930 – March 13, 2021

George Svarczkopf
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Obituary for George J Svarczkopf

George J Svarczkopf, 90, of Lakewood, NJ, went peacefully into glory Saturday, March 13, 2021 at home. George was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in Richmond, IN, George served four years in the US Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He met and married the love of his life, Louise, in Anchorage, Alaska in 1959. The two lived in Midland Park for 44 years where they raised their family before moving to Lakewood in 2007. During his time in Bergen County, George was a Communications Engineer for Western Union in Upper Saddle River for 20 years, before retiring in 1991. He was a dedicated volunteer running the CYO basketball program for the Church of the Nativity, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and collecting food from local bakeries for delivery to a soup kitchen in Paterson. He enjoyed playing golf, repairing golf clubs and working jigsaw puzzles. He loved spending time with family, especially watching his grandkids sporting events. He enjoyed games, being an avid card player and a bingo caller for both the Church of the Nativity and his community at the Fairways at Lake Ridge. While in Lakewood he was a parishioner of St. Luke’s Church where he continued Eucharistic Ministry and was a member of the audio/visual team. George was predeceased by his wife, Louise, in 2017; brothers: Frank, Ambrose & Anthony Svarczkopf; sisters: Ilona Benjamin, Olga Fuller, Elizabeth Bodolai, Erma Gunsalus, Mary Coddington, Margaret Cassel, and Helen Toney. He is survived by his children: Walter (Eileen) Svarczkopf, James (Susan) Svarczkopf, Judith Svarczkopf and Christine Blarr (James); sister Irene (Ken) Lohmeier; 12 grandchildren: Tony (Karen) Svarczkopf, Dan (Wyoma) Svarczkopf, Dana Intravaia, Kerry Svarczkopf, Kymberly Hunter (Chris), Karyn, Kevin, Kylie and Kristy Svarczkopf, Erin, Julia and Melanie Blarr; and five great grandchildren: Arabella, Vera and Zechariah Svarczkopf, Juliette Intravaia, and Alexis Hunter. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Luke’s – SVDPS, 1674 Old Freehold Road, Toms River 08755.

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First Visitation

When Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Road
Manchester, NJ 08759
Additional Information

Mass Information

Monday, March 22, 2021 10:30am
St Luke RC Church
1674 Old Freehold Rd
Toms River, NJ 08755

Interment Information

Monday, March 22, 2021 1:15pm
Maryrest Cemetery
770 Darlington Avenue
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Resting Place Extra Info


  • US Navy
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