Walter Olender

Walter J Olender

Sunday, September 17th, 1950 - Friday, December 20th, 2019
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South River,

Walter John Olender, age 69 of South River, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at his home. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Bayonne before moving to South River several years ago. Walter was the proud owner and operator of Walter’s Deli in Bayonne for many years and was a former commissioner for the Bayonne Housing Authority. Most recently, Walter worked at Top Golf in Edison. Throughout the years he was an avid collector of sports memorabilia. He also owned and operated NJ Kettle Korn and loved selling popcorn at local fairs and craft shows.

He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Anna Olender.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Sue Ann Annunziata, his daughter and son in law Cheryl Ann and Brian Konieczko, his grandchildren Drew and Brooke Konieczko and his sister Joanna Drennan.

Funeral services will be Monday 8:30am from the Maliszewski Funeral Home 218 Whitehead Ave South River with a 9:00am funeral mass at St. Mary of Ostrabrama RC Church in South River. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Burial Park in South Brunswick.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc. 26345 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673-1263.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Maliszewski Funeral Home
    218 Whitehead Avenue
    SOUTH RIVER, NJ 08882
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  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 8:30am
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 8:30am
    M.A.Maliszewski Funeral Home
    218 Whitehead Avenue
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  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 9:00am
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 9:00am
    Saint Mary of Ostrabrama
    Jackson Street
    SOUTH RIVER, NJ 08882
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  • Interment

    Holy Cross Burial Park and Mausoleum
    Cranbury Road
    South Brunswick, NJ
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Private Condolence

Donna and Tom Wojslawowicz

Posted at 10:37pm
Dear Sue Ann and Cheryl: Sorry to hear of Walters passing. Remember the good times we had on housing trips. Always a fun guy with lots of interesting stories. Wishing you peace and comfort as you mourn your Husband and Dad.

Barbara and Vin Scarpa

Posted at 10:52am
You lived life on your terms, Walter, with a wonderful woman by your side. You will be missed. May you rest in peace.

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