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Szawaluk, Peter June 2, 1950 - September 14, 2023

Peter Szawaluk, age 73, of Hackettstown died Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Peter was born June 2, 1950 in Newton, NJ to the late George and Eugenia (Szczur) Szawaluk. In addition to his parents, Peter is preceded in death by his cherished brother Nickolas and his beloved Labrador Retrievers:  Jax and Bear.

Peter was previously employed by Verizon, Netcong NJ as a Lineman for 32 years before his retirement, after retirement from Verizon he worked at Polowy Stone Suppliers for 10 years as a Delivery Driver and was a Dealer Trade driver for Salerno Duane Infiniti of Denville and Sawyer Lyons Buick GMC of Randolph the several years.  He was an avid “car cruiser” and enjoyed attending car shows in his 1964 Pontiac LeMans, especially the Cops and Rodders shows.  In addition he was a former member of the IBEW Union Local #827 and was a NY Giants and Yankees fan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Florence (Polowy) Szawaluk, his two daughters, Kari Severinsen and husband Tim, Susan Szawaluk, a son, Peter N. Szawaluk and wife Bailey, five grandchildren, Karly, Meredith, Christian, Taylen and Nickolas and his two grand dogs, Lucy and Porter.

A memorial service will be held 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 30 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St, Hackettstown, NJ with Rev. Grzegorz “Greg” Podsiadlo officiating.   A graveside service will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

Memorial visitation will be Saturday, September 30 from 10am-12pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St Peter and Paul Church 360 US Highway 46, Great Meadows, NJ 07838, or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231,


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    bill Hannigan says

    Our sincere condolence to the Szawaluk family. May God Bless and watch over you in your time of sorrow, Pete I am pretty sure when you walked thru the gates of Heaven Nick was standing there to greet you with 2 beers and plenty of hugs. RIP Bill & Kathy Hannigan

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    elizabeth berger says

    may God wrap you in his arms, peace be yours, another angel in heaven, fly high Pete fly high you will be missed. love to you, Carl and Liz

    • Lynda says

      Dear Flo and Fami!y may God hold you in his loving hands. Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
      Lynda and Fred Stadtler

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    Chick Dimiceli says

    My condolences to the Szawaluk family for the loss of Pete He was one of the best guys I ever knew I remember him and his brother as kids cutting their hair and hunting with him later on in life We had a lot of laughs together He will be missed. God Bless

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    Wayne Dawson says

    So sorry for your loss. Will never forget our childhood memories. Love and Peace, Wayne and Maureen Dawson

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    Peg Sheldon Russack says

    Dear Flo and family, such sad news to read. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Peg Sheldon Russack

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    Pat Katzenstein says

    My dear brother inlaw who always would help me ,he will brrible missed te

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    Gail Hull Thompson says

    Dear Flo and family… sending my sincere condolences for the loss of Pete. May he rest in peace . 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    Debora Wyker-Dawson says

    Dear Flo and family, I am so sorry for your loss,, My heart breaks for you all, Pete was such a great support to me, He will be truly missed.

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    Glenn Rowe says

    Dear Flo and family, sorry for your loss,,Good memories of the times I sat
    talking with Pete,Tommy, and Ray while Jax then Bear lay beside us.In my

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    Rosemarie Sinisi Wright says

    My sincere condolences to Flo and the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers 🌹

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    Ken Sr. & Ken Jr. Farrell says

    My thoughts and prayers are with Flo and her family, I remember Pete when I first started hunting with him in Green Valley, I called him Uncle Pete, he was a great guy, He’s going to be missed by many.

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    MAUREEN Ann BLOOM says

    I am sorry to hear of Pete’s passingI I didnt come to the view
    ing because I am battleing cancer



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