Obituaries

Frank Dombrowski
Frank Dombrowski, 90, of Harrison and Toms River, entered into eternal rest on April 17.
The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Wednesday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Born in Harrison, Frank lived there most of his life before retiring to Toms River.
Frank was the owner of Walter’s Bar and Grill in Harrison. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving with the 42nd Rainbow Division in Europe, and was a member of Sgt. Wm. Sawelson VFW Post 340, American Legion Post 282 and Knights of Columbus #402 all in Harrison. He was a founding member of the Young Men’s Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a longtime member of the Gilford Park Yacht Club, the Old Guard of Gilford Park, Toms River and the OLC Seniors and the Holy Cross Church Seniors.
He is survived by his loving children Teresa of Toms River and Walter and his wife Ellen of Long Beach Island. He was the loving grandfather of Mark and P.J. Dombrowski and dear great-grandfather of Jackson and Declan. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in loving memory of Frank (see www.stjude.org).

Harry L. Nell
Harry L. Nell died April 15. He was 88.
Born in California, he lived in Newark. Private cremation services were provided by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.
Harry served in the Navy during World War II and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a retired welder from Boeing Aircraft.
Husband of the late Mary, he is survived by his current wife Marli and his children Lillian Para, Virginia Peckham, Patricia Nell-Pinto, Rose and Lu Carvalho, Ilda Cavalcanti, Elizabeth Bolger and the late Sylvia Flowers. Also surviving are four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tin Can Sailors.

Lawrence Paznek
Lawrence “Larry” Paznek, 84 passed away on Sunday, April 13.
Born in Jenners, Pa., Larry lived in Kearny for the last 60 years.
He served in the Navy for 10 years.
Larry was a guidance counselor and English teacher at Essex County Vocational School in Newark for 25 years.
He was a member of the Friendship Harmony Club at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center in Kearny as well as an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Harrison for 68 years.
Mr. Paznek is survived by his wife of 61 years Catherine “Kay” (nee Lutot) Paznek; his children David Paznek and his wife Marian and Lydia Wojcik and her husband Paul.
He also leaves behind his sisters Irene and Sister Evelyn Marie and his grandchildren Lauren, Daniel, Carolyn, Christopher and Kevin.
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Ann (Masis) Paznek and siblings Pete, Lucille, Al and Mike.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday April 15, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mary Taylor
Mary I. Taylor (nee Ovens), 96, died on April 14 in the Waterview Center, Cedar Grove.
Mary was born in Barrhead East Renfrewshire, Scotland, and immigrated to this country in the early 1950s.
She lived in Kearny for many years first on Johnson Ave. then later on Forest St.
She moved to North Arlington 15 years ago. Wherever she lived her neighbors would refer to her as a great gardener and a “kitchen goddess.”
Ms. Taylor also worked as a clerk in the seafood section at ShopRite in Kearny for several years.
Private arrangements were under the direction of the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral
Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

The Observer Staff