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Paul Smitko

Paul J. Smitko

Thursday, December 8th, 1949 - Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Highland Lakes: Paul J. Smitko, 70, passed away on Monday January 27, 2020. Paul was born in Kupuvar, Hungary on December 8, 1949 to Paul and Ilona (Vadasz) Smitko. Arriving in the United States in 1956, the family settled in East Orange and later to Livingston. Paul had been a resident of Highland Lakes since 1977.

Paul was a mail carrier for the Livingston United States Postal Service for 35 years, retiring in 2005. Paul was a member of the Livingston Elks, and was an avid fisherman and golfer. He enjoyed fishing for trout in the Rockaway River, for fluke and striped bass in the Atlantic Ocean off Sandy Hook, and for salmon and halibut in Alaska. Paul was a lifelong sports fan, following the Jets, Yankees and Rangers—and whatever his kids and grandkids were playing.

Paul was predeceased by his father.

Paul is survived by his high-school sweetheart and the love of his life, his wife, Debbie (Graf) Smitko, his two devoted children, Michael P. Smitko and his wife Tina of Rockaway, Jennifer Getz and her husband John of Vernon, and his five cherished grandchildren, Emily, Danielle, Alison, Samuel and Joseph, and his mother Ilona (Vadasz) Smitko of Maryland and his siblings, Peter Smitko of Louisiana, Claire Smitko of Maryland, and Sue Smith and her husband Rob of Maryland.

Relatives and friends will be received on Wednesday January 29th from 3 to 7PM at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt.94, Vernon, NJ (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Court), and are invited to attend funeral services at the funeral home on Thursday January 30th at 11AM. For directions and condolences see www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com. In lieu of flowers donations to My Brother’s Place, www.mybrothersplace.com, or Sound Start Babies, www.soundstartbabies.com/donate.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    Address
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    Address
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Michael Ruel

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