Humecky, John, age 78, of Brick, New Jersey, on July 7, 2021. Born in Paterson on December 24, 1942, he was the son of the late Anna (nee Wanat) and the late Michael Humecky, Sr. He was raised in Singac and graduated from Passaic Valley High School in 1961. He was a US Navy veteran, serving on the USS Intrepid. He was a machinist for many years at Waveline in Fairfield, where he worked alongside his two brothers. He also worked for Great Notch Fuel alongside his lifelong best friend Bob Henchy.
In 1964, he married Katherine (nee Flood) who preceded him in death in 1986. He loved fishing, cooking and camping. He was a dedicated member of Holy Apostle Church in Greenville, NC and St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls where he served as parish president for many years. After his retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending time at the Jersey shore.
John is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jean (nee Schonhoffer) Herzo-Humecky. They were active parishioners of Orthodox Church of America of the Annunciation, Brick, NJ. They traveled together to such places as Ireland, Germany, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
John is the beloved father of Deborah (Barry) Koncel of Downers Grove, IL, Mary Lou (Troy) Marley of Tega Cay, SC, and Jacqueline (Ron) Levin of Little Falls, NJ. Stepfather to Laura Herzo, Pamela (Steven) Sussenbach and John (Candace) Herzo.
He is the thoughtful, witty and sometimes stubborn Pop Pop of Tessa Marley, Steven Sussenbach, the late John Koncel, Shelby Marley, Adam Herzo, Jenna Sussenbach, Maximus Levin, Benjamin Koncel, Mia Levin and Lily Herzo. Brother of William (Dorothy) Humecky of Toms River, NJ and the late Michael (Gail) Humecky.
He will be greatly missed by his precious cat, Cali.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ from 4-8 PM with Parastas at 5 PM. A Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls, at 9:30 AM. Arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 AM. Burial to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
John, Candace and Lily Herzo
7/8/2021 03:11:18 pm
So sad to hear of John’s sudden passing. Condolences to Mom, Jean, his wife, and his daughters Jackie, Debbie and Mary Lou, and their entire family. Our hearts are joined with yours in grief at his passing so young.
7/8/2021 08:35:58 pm
Mary Lou, Troy, Tessa and Shelby our hearts are breaking for you. We hope you can feel the love and hugs across the miles.
Jayne W Copland
7/9/2021 07:38:26 am
I am just so very sorry! I wish I could hug you all! Much love!
7/9/2021 06:20:05 pm
So sorry for your loss he was a nice man that I had the pleasure of meeting. My sympathy to you all especially Jackie Ron Max and Mia. May he rest in peace
7/10/2021 08:48:52 am
Sincere condolences to Jean, family and friends on John’s passing. Reading John’s obituary was like reading my childhood life story. We were born in Paterson, grew up in the same neighborhood and church, were in the same classes in grammar school, and graduated from PVHS. It’s hard to believe a lifetime has passed. We think we will be here forever but time catches up to us. John lived a full life. May he rest in peace.
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