Life Story: Hedwig ‘Hedy’ Scibilia, 77; Former Municipal Court Clerk

Hedwig “Hedy” Scibilia, 77, passed away surrounded by her family on Aug. 13 at her home in Somerset.

Mrs. Scibilia was born Aug. 28, 1939 in Krakow, Poland to the late Frank and Catherine (Baron) Kendryna. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1944 and grew up in Newark. She lived in Highland Park and New Brunswick for a few years before settling with her family in Somerset in 1966.

Hedwig was a clerk for many years at the Franklin Township Municipal Court. She was a longtime parishioner at St. Matthias Church in Somerset and was a member of the Franklin Township Senior Center. She loved to Polka Dance and cooking many Polish and Italian dishes for her family. Above all she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and treasured spending time with her family.

Mrs. Scibilia was predeceased by her sister, Jane Galiszewski.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, John Scibilia of Somerset; her sons, John Scibilia and his wife Cindy of Succasunna, and Frank Scibilia and his wife Tricia of Whitehouse Station; her daughter, Maryann Saperstein and her husband Dan of Flemington; her sisters, Francis Tomkovich and Kristine Simms; her grandchildren, Dylan, Nicholas, Ryan and Kaitlyn and a host of nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Matthias Church, Somerset on August 18. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Piscataway.

Contributions may be made in Mrs. Hedwig Scibilia’s name to St. Jude (stjude.org), American Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Foundation, 23 Main Street, Suite D1, Holmdel, NJ, 07733.


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