Maria Sznycer died Tuesday March 12, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ. She was 95.
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Maria was born in Russia on August 5, 1923 a daughter to the late Keta and Paul Balaszov. She immigrated to Poland in 1946 where she lived until Immigrating to New Haven, CT in 1969. She has lived with her daughter in Stirling for the last 3 years.
She worked as a Seamstress for Robby Len, a swim suit manufacturer, in New Haven Ct. After her retirement she worked as an "At Home Companion" cooking and aiding those in need until she was 92 years old. Maria had a true compassion and desire to cook for others, her family and anyone in need of a meal. This was due to her experiences watching her parents and the struggles they had for nutrition during WWII.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Bernard Sznycer, a daughter Rita Sznycer-Laszuk and 5 brothers and sisters.
Maria is survived by her daughter Erna Sznycer-Bochner and her husband Michael, her son-in-law Roman Laszuk, 5 grandchildren David, Mark, Eric, Mateusz and Theodore, and great grandchildren Nina, Anna, Adam, Ari, Aiden, Scarlett, Joshua, Asha, and Marlo.
A Memorial Visitation will be Saturday March 16, 2019 from 11 - 1:00 PM at the Valley memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. Cremation was private. For more information and online condolences visit valleymemorialfuineralhome.net.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John's Soup Kitchen, 871 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102.