Richard W. Walingavich
April 12, 2012
Richard W. Walingavich, 79, of Kearny entered heaven on 4/12/12.
Visiting will be at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny (map/directions) on Sunday 4-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated on Monday at 10AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny (map/directions). Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery (map/directions).
Mr. Walingavich was an Apparatus Technician with N.J. Bell (Verizon) for 34 years retiring in 1985. He also worked part-time as a bus driver for Cross Country, North Arlington where he tranported handicapped children to their schools. He also worked part-time as a bank messenger for Howard Savings Bank, Livingston. He served in The United States Navy from 1951-1955 aboard the U.S.S. Raymond. He was a member and usher at Our Lady of Sorrows Church and a member of its Holy Name Society where he was named man of the year in 2000 as well as a member of the Golden 60 Plus Senior Club, orgainizing bus trips to Atlantic City at Our Lady of Sorrows. He was a member of The American Legion, Kearny. He was an avid bowler and loved to visit Atlantic City whenever he got the chance. He never visited a casino he did not like.
He cherished his wife and family and especially enjoyed playing with his model trains with his grandchildren. He was the life of every party!
He is the beloved husband of 57 years of Dolores Pacenka Walingavich. Dear father of Lynn (Allen) Curtiss and Susan (Paul) Cotton-Bernstein. Grandfather of Rachel, A.J., Briana and Owen.
Donations to The American Heart Association would be appreciated.
Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial - Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny - 10:00 a.m.
Entombment - Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington