Obituaries for Jan. 12, 2022

Steven W. Burdulis

Steven W. Burdulis of Belleville died Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.

Born in Newark, he was the son of the late Joseph Burdulis and Delores M. (Barton) Keller.

Steve was raised in Kearny, where he attended and graduated from Kearny High School in 1966. He was an outstanding football player and wrestler in school and was selected all-state in football and as a heavyweight wrestler selected as divisional champion in 1965 and 1966. Thereafter, he attended and played football at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Steve was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and the recipient of the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars. Upon completion of his service in Vietnam, he attended and played football at Montclair State College.

After college, Steve served as a firefighter in Hackensack for several years, then returned to Kearny to serve in the same capacity for the remainder of his career, eventually retiring after 25 years.

Steven was predeceased by his beloved wife of 39 years, Dorothea, “Dottie” (Becker) Burdulis. He is survived by his two brothers and their wives, Paul and Elaine and Robert and Sandra Burdulis, his brother-in-law Victor Urbanovich, four nieces, Michele Collins, Lauren Regeimbal, Alison Wilson and Victoria Urbanovich, three nephews, David Burdulis, Robert and Stephen Urbanovich and three great-nieces and six great-nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St., Nutley, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, from 3 to 5 p.m., with a memorial service at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to the American Lung Association ( would be appreciated.

Henry Pisczatowski

Devoted son and uncle Henry Pisczatowski, 94, of Kearny, died Dec. 30, 2021.

Born in Harrison, Henry moved to Kearny when he was 27. After graduating Newark Tech Vocational School, he worked as an electrical inspector with several local companies and retired from Canrad Hanovia in Newark in 1992.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Jan. 6. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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An avid gardener and cook, he was a die-hard Yankees fan. He also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City. Henry had a giving heart and donated regularly to several charities, including Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, where he was a lifetime member. He was a former president of the Polish Falcons in Harrison.

He was pre-deceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Mary (Zaliewska Nee), his brother Albert, sisters Jean Pisczatowski and Agnes Shea, and his nieces Eileen Baumer and Charlene Pisatowski. Surviving members of his family include his nieces Denise Pisatowski-Schmitt, Jacqueline Pisatowski, Barbara McManus, Peggy Shea, nephew Tim Shea and his cat Redwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 115 S. Third St., Harrison, N.J. 07029 or in care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Henry.




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