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Official Obituary of

Theodore J. Blaszak

September 9, 1929 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Theodore J. Blaszak Obituary

Theodore “Ted” J. Blaszak, 94, of Forked River, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Ted was born in North Bergen, NJ to Wilma and Joseph and lived his entire life in NJ.  He was a member of the US Army and a proud member of the US Constabulary.

Ted was employed by the NJ Turnpike Authority retiring in 1987.  In his younger years he also drove tractor-trailers for the Mason Dixon Line. 

In 1958 Ted married the love of his life, Penny.  They moved to Forked River in 1969 while their “dream” home was being built in Lanoka Harbor, where they raised their children.

Ted and Penny loved and lived for each other until Penny’s passing in 2006, although Ted continued to ALWAYS love her.  They enjoyed doing crosswords and jumbles and loved Atlantic City.  They also loved vacationing in Las Vegas, always meeting up with their forever friends Harry and Clara.

Ted was a kind, gentle, caring and devoted family man.  He was a man of few words but always a presence at the many family events.  Ted will forever be missed by those who were lucky enough to have known him.

Surviving are his devoted children, daughter and son-in-law Geralynn “Sissy” and Bud Walsh, son Tim Blaszak.  “Papa” is also survived by his grandchildren, whom he loved beyond words, Joe and Nicole Walsh, Farmingdale, Jenna and Andrew Cipriano, Manahawkin, and Tyler and Sierra Walsh, Lanoka Harbor.  Papa was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren, Zac and Jake Walsh, Luca and Briella Cipriano, Cameron Walsh and soon to be baby girl Walsh.  Papa also loved like - grandchildren, Caitlin Licknack and her daughter Madelyn. Ted was also “Uncle Ted” to many.  “Theodore,” you will be missed more than you could ever know.  We ALL loved you xo!

Visitation will be at Layton’s Home For Funerals, Forked River on Wednesday March 6 from 2-6 pm.  Funeral services will also be at Layton’s on Thursday, March 7 at 10 am.  Entombment will be at Ocean County Memorial Park immediately following the funeral.   

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March 6, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Layton's Home For Funerals
250 W. Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731

March 7, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Layton's Home For Funerals
250 W. Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731

Funeral Service
March 7, 2024

10:00 AM
Layton's Home For Funerals
250 W. Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731

March 7, 2024

11:30 AM
Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ 08753


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