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 Stanchak, Karen E.
Stanchak, Karen E.

Stanchak, Karen E. age 65 of Budd Lake, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones Thursday September 21, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. Born in Dover, NJ she grew up in Wharton and had lived many years in Hopatcong before moving to Budd Lake in 2006.

Daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie (Wescott) Mickens, Karen was a graduate of the Morris Hills High School. She had a long and fulfilling career helping others with developmental disabilities as a Group Home Administrator for ARC of Union County. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, Karen will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ms. Stanchak is survivied by her husband Michael C., her loving sons Michael C. of Gilbertsville, PA and Matthew L. of Belvidere, NJ as well as her cherished grandchildren Thomas, Jacob, Abigail, Madylin and Emily Stanchak. 

              Memorial Services will be held Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 12 PM in the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home One Baker Ave. (Rte. 46) Dover, N.J. Interment will follow in the Berkshire Valley Cemetery #635 Berkshire Valley Rd. Jefferson, NJ. Visitation will be held at the Funeral home one hour prior to the funeral.
 
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Sally and I send our deepest condolences to the Stanchek family. We had the pleasure of working with Karen when she supervised the Roselle group home where my sister Caroline lived. Karen was a deeply compassionate and giving person to Caroline and the other residents. We were fortunate to have Karen as our partner in caring for Caroline. Karen truly cared and lived her commitment to the residents daily. We are extremely saddened by this loss and find it hard to believe that such a good person is gone. This world is a lesser place for losing Karen and her kindness.
Kevin and Sally O'Brien
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