Bill Tarnacki of Lake Rogerene, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years old. Bill was born on August 13, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Alexander and the late Victoria (nee Wocjiehowski) Tarnacki.
Bill was employed in many different capacities by Western Electric in Kearney, NJ and AT&T in Morristown for 40 years. He was a longtime resident of the Lake Rogerene community where he served as past president of the Lake Rogerene Civic Organization and a past member of the Mt. Arlington Fire Department. He raised many types of chickens and was known in the area as the "Egg Man" after establishing a following for his fresh eggs.
Mr. Tarnacki proudly served his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean Conflict. He was an avid bingo player, sometimes playing 7 nights a week throughout the local area. Bill was very proud of being a 60 gallon blood donor. He was a NY Giants and Notre Dame football fan but most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Roberta (nee Ryan), his devoted daughters, Elise Brown and Andrea Kluska (Scott), his devoted sons, Bill (Eileen) and Mark and his cherished grandchildren; Brian, John, Kevin, Michelle, Mary, Emily and Kelly. He was pre-deceased by his 8 siblings, Alexander, Victoria, Mary, Pauline, Lillian, Anthony, Teresa and Joseph.
Bill's Life Celebration Services will include a visitation on Thursday, March 22nd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. There will be a funeral mass offered on Friday, March 23rd at 10:00 am at St. Therese RC Church, 151 Main Street in Succasunna . Family & friends are invited to meet directly at the Church on Friday morning. Bill will be laid to rest with military honors at the Stanhope Union Cemetery in Mt. Olive Twp. immediately following the Mass. For memorial donations, please consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Charity of One's Choice.