John Partyka

Obituary of John Partyka

John R. Partyka, 67, passed on December 15, 2014. Born in Trenton, NJ on April 11, 1947, he was recently employed by A-1 Limousine where he was a favored driver. A licensed optician for many years, he learned his trade in the US Army. He served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He never failed to wear an American flag pin on his lapel. He and his wife were avid skiers, hikers, kayakers, bird watchers, and RV travelers. Known as "J.R" he pursued a talent as a ceramic artist. He became known as "Faux Piccasso". Many of his pieces were sold in and around the Princeton area. A longtime member of Trenton Country Club, he was a champion golfer and was proud of several holes in one. J.R. is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Marie Kerlin, a sister Eleanor Szul, brother Ed Partyka and his wife June, brother Stanley and wife Mary Jo, brother Robert Partyka and wife Debbie, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Jean Partyka. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Trenton County Club at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vietnam Veterans Association in his name.
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