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Polachek, Justin January 1, 1980 - December 9, 2021

Polachek, Justin
January 1, 1980 – December 9, 2021
It is with broken hearts that we annouce the death of Justin Polachek,
age 41 of Long Valley, N.J.
He died at home on December 9, 2021. Justin was born on January 1, 2021
to the late Al Polachek and Monika Polachek in Hackettstown. He is survived by his mother Monika
and his older brother Jeffrey.
Justin was last employed by The House of Good Shepard as a Registered
Nurse. He loved the outdoors, camping and rafting with his friends, as well as riding his
zero-turn mower tokeep his Mother’s property nicely trimmed. Justin is a past member of
both the Mansfield andLong Valley Emergency Squads, including the group that responded to the
9/11 disaster inNew York City.
Justin was a graduate of West Morris Central High School and County
College of Morris.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11:00
am Eastern time at the Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 2 East Springtown Road,
Long Valley, N.J.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 high Street, Hackettstown, NJ


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    Kurt McKinley says

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Justin was a gentle and kind man with several passions for helping people become more aware and educated on many topics including nursing, government, space and virtual reality, which he loved. He had an infectious laugh and a wonderful sense of humor and he will be missed.

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    Sara Vasso, RN says

    I’ve known Justin for about 6 years and he will be so greatly missed. He was kind, intelligent and had the greatest sense of humor. He always cared for everyone around him and was loved by many. To his family I express my deepest

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    Edward Shanahan says

    My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family. Many Memories at the Polachek house – Rest In Peace Justin.

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    Eileen Stokes says

    Oh Monika, my deepest condolences. This is the first I have heard. I don’t have adequate words to offer you & Jeffrey.
    You will laugh, but every year on Halloween morning I look outside and remember when your boys, the Garatina boys & others would come and toilet paper the trees for Mischief Night. I miss the neighborhood activities and the kids hanging out in the backyard.

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    Stephen Kaminski says

    Justin and I went to nursing school together. He made the experience so much better for all of us in the class, fun to be with and a really bright guy. He was very well liked by everyone.
    I am sad to hear this as I was hoping we would cross paths again in the future.
    Justin thank you for all of the great memories you gave me. We had some fun times. And to your family my deepest sympathy.

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    Erika Archer says

    Just now finding out of your passing. Our birthdays were so close and you missed mine and I late to yours. And now, I find you missing from our world. Far away, but always near, you were a good soul friend.
    Condolences to your family. He loved you and spoke with appreciation and love for you and all you did for him.
    Justin, I hope you are feeling free and whole and above all at peace.

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