Life Story: Julius G. Rodek, 86; Lifelong Township Resident

Julius G. Rodek, 86, died Dec. 31 at Centra State Medical in Freehold.

Mr. Rodek was born June 12, 1931 in Lackawanna, New York to the late Joseph and Caroline (Bolla) Rodek. He was a lifelong resident of Somerset.

Julius served in the Army during Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954 having attained the rank of CPL. He was a tool and die maker for General Motors in Linden, where he worked for 30 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 9111 in Franklin Park, the Franklin Township Seniors and the German American Club in Yardville.

Julius was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also loved traveling with his family, hanging with his buddies on Thursday nights and going out dancing with his wife. Most all, he treasured spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Angela (December) Rodek of Somerset; his sons, Paul Rodek and his wife Gina of East Brunswick and Robert Rodek of Hopatcong; his daughter, Patricia Lefebvre and her husband James of Jackson; his brother, Joseph Rodek and his wife Elvira of Somerset; his five grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen, Marisa, Madison and Taylor.

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

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at Our Lady of Peace in North Brunswick. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Park Cemetery in North Brunswick.

In Lieu of Flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Foundation www.Stjude.org or to the American Heart Association www.heart.org.


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