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Jusko, Eleanor Kathleen December 27, 1939 - February 15, 2022

Eleanor Kathleen Jusko, went back to God on February 15th, 2022. She made a valiant effort to fight the battle with cancer that eventually won out. She was at home surrounded by her loved ones.

Eleanor was known to many as Kathleen, as well as Mom and Grammy. Kathleen lived a full life. She graduated from Hackettstown High School and went on to the Wilfred Beauty Academy becoming a licensed beautician. Kathleen married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Jusko, Jr. in 1960. She was the owner and operator of Kathleen Hair Stylist since 1968. Kathleen had many loyal customers that were with her for many years. Kathleen was a compassionate and loving human being and touched many hearts.   Kathleen took up painting in 1982 as a self-taught artist in oil and watercolor.  Kathleen was a member of the Warren County Arts organization. Being an artist was a source of great joy for her that she loved to share. Kathleen also enjoyed being outdoors, working in her garden and admiring the plants and flowers and all the animals that visited the yard. As an avid fisherwoman, Kathleen, enjoyed spending time on the water at Long Lake, NY fishing and enjoying the outdoors, s’mores and campfires with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Kathleen was a good and faithful servant to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was an eucharistic minister and lector for many years with Our Lady of the Mountain Church.  She could move you to tears reading scriptures on Sunday mornings. Kathleen brought communion and comfort to parishioners who could no longer get out to church and was there whenever needed, a generous and loving soul.

Kathleen is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joseph Jusko, Jr; her daughters; Laina Ouellette and Alyson Jusko Tjong, her grandchildren, Rachel Broady, Tyler Tjong, Travis Tjong and Sarah Ouellette, her great grandchildren; Sonnie, Oliver, Addison and Amelia who loved their “Grammy”.

The family plans to celebrate her life this summer at Long Lake, NY where so many happy memories were made! She is so loved and dearly missed.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at


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    Susan Mercurio, Oxford N.Y. says

    Very sorry for your loss:

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    joan LOUISE gancarcik says

    sorry for your loss not many relatives left mike & lois kopas all the rest have passed

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    Chris Palmer says

    Dear Mr. Jusko, Laina and Alyson,
    Although I haven’t seen your wife / mom in many years, I still remember how kind she was. My Mom would also sometimes fill me in on how she was doing after Mom got her hair done. We were thrilled to learn year ago of Kathleen’s faith , as my brother Langdon Jr. and I have also experienced that peace which passes understanding, which Kathleen is now experiencing for eternity. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Chris Palmer and family.

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    Dr. John Berezny says

    Many prayers for you and your family Joe on the loss of your dear wife Kathy. I am so glad we know she is with our Lord and Savior! May the God of all comfort and peace comfort you all as you adjust to life in this world without her. It does get easier, I know, I lost my dear wife to cancer about 3 years ago. We will see them again, with no more sickness, pain and tears. They live on in happy memories and in the lives they touched. Blessings to you all from me and the entire Berezny family (including Paul Sr!)

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    Patricia P says

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Kathleen was loved and also dear to many and a great friend. She was my first professional hairstylist, and it was so wonderful coming back for haircuts and styles while in college and beyond. Many blessings to you and your family and much condolences

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    Kathleen Boyajian O’Shea says

    I have nothing but fond memories from my visits to Kathleen’s home salon when I was a kid. She was the first person to cut my hair besides my mom when I reached middle school. Rest In Peace.

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