Irene Rose Pijak, 95, of Toms River passed away peacefully at Magnolia Gardens on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Irene, one of seven children, was born in 1923 in South Plainfield to Frank and Catherine Gubernat. She and her husband, Walter C. Pijak, lived in Silverton for many years and where they raised their seven children.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Walter and her two sons Joseph and Gregory Pijak. She will always be fondly remembered for her singing, sense of humor, love of music, nature, and formidable knowledge of nutrition. She was a devoted, caring, and generous wife and mother.
Surviving are her children, Rene Marcus of San Diego, California , Susan Clark of Bayville, NJ, Kathryn Pijak of Winhall, Vermont, Barbara O'Shepa of Hatfield, Massachusetts, Ellen Johnston of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to join the family at a graveside service on Friday, September 7th at 11am in Sea Girt, NJ at the St. Catherine's Cemetery on West Chicago Blvd.