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Ethel E. Hawryschuk 95, of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, formerly of Lincoln Park and Paterson, passed away peacefully Nov. 27, 2017.
Visiting will be at The Keri Memorial Funeral Home, 125 Main St., Lincoln Park, Tuesday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be Wednesday 11 a.m. at The Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery Arnytown,New Jersey.
Born to John and Amanda O'Brian on Jan. 11, 1922, in Corning Indiana, Ethel graduated from Washington Catholic High School in Washington, Indiana. Ethel enlisted in The Women's Army Corps during World War II and was stationed in England, Normandy, Germany, and then went onto Paris for VE Day. While serving her country overseas, she met her beloved husband Harry, who was from Paterson, New Jersey. Both served under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. They were married in Washington, Indiana, in 1946.
Ethel worked as a deputy clerk for the Paterson Municipal Court. She was a member of St. Therese Church, Paterson, The Daughters of The American Revolution, The Women's Army Corp Veteran's Association, The American Legion Post 279, Lincoln Park, The American Legion Post 333, Paterson, The Columbiette's, Clifton, St. Joseph's Church and the St. Joseph's Church Lazarus Group Ministry.
She is predeceased by her Husband Harry; three sisters; three brothers; several nephews; and one niece. Ethel is survived by her three children, Karen (Higgins) Clarke and her husband Robert of North Carolina, Kenneth Hawryschuk of New Jersey and Donna Hawryschuk of Virginia; sisters Helen Manus and Mary Ennis of Indiana. She is the grandmother of Colleen Smarth, Theresa Daniele, Melissa Melendez, Patrick Higgins, Vincent Barbarossa, Dana Maikels, Mary and Dean Hawryschuk; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations to Wreaths Across America, 4 Point St., Columbia Falls, ME 04623 or The New Jersey Veteran's Home, 1 Veterans Way Paramus, N.J. 07652, would be appreciated.
Published on November 29, 2017
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