Life Story: Diane Cytacki, 64; 50-Year Somerset Resident

Diane Cytacki passed away suddenly on Monday at her home in Somerset. She was 64 years old.

Diane was born in Newark and lived in Kearny before moving to Somerset over 50 years ago.

She was a graduate of St. Cecilia’s High School in Kearny. She obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University of Newark. She was formerly employed as an accountant for Johnson and Johnson and as the Assistant Business Manager for The Pingry School in Martinsville. She loved her dog and cats and cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Casimer and Eleanor Cytacki; a sister, Elaine Mikulewicz; a brother-in-law, Henry (Hank) Mikulewicz, Jr., and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brundage.

Diane is survived by her husband of 41 years, Michael Brundage of Somerset; her niece, Nicole Rahman (Mikulewicz) and husband Sohrab; her great-nephews Aydin and Kamran Rahman; brothers-in-law Thomas Brundage, Joseph Kelly, and Robert Balascio; sisters-in-law Kathleen Balascio, Anne Kelly, and Eileen Brundage, many nieces and nephews, longtime family friend Melinda Winstead and several longtime close friends.

A funeral service will take place at 9:30 a.m. June 30 at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery will follow.

Family and friends are welcome to visit from 5-8 PM June 29 and from 8:45– 9:30 a.m. on June 30 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Diane Cytacki’s name may be made to the Franklin Township Animal Shelter at 475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873.


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