James J. Florek died January 26 at Green Knoll Care Center. Mr. Florek was born in Ashley, PA and resided in South Bound Brook before moving to Bridgewater in 1958.
He began his educational career as a teacher then Vice Principal and retiring as a Principal all with the Watchung Regional School District of Warren Township. He graduated from Kings College, PA where he play varsity football for 4 years and received his Masters Degree in Education from Rutgers University. A Korean War veteran, he served as a Staff Sargeant in the US Air Force from 1948 until 1952.
While living in South Bound Brook and Bridgewater, Mr. Florek coached Little League championship teams and instilled in his players a love for his favorite team, the NY Yankees.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Louise, 2 sons James and Bruce (wife Kim) and his granddaughters Erin and Rachel. His only brother, Joseph Florek, predeceased him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Thursday, January 30, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum, Piscataway.
Visitation will begin 8:30am Thursday morning at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, before Mass.
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