Marian Alice Swieringa, 100, of Edison, passed away Friday at JFK Medical Center, Edison.
Born in Holmdel, she resided in North Plainfield before moving to Edison in 1988.
Marian received an emergency certificate to teach in a one room school in Michigan while attending college. She also received teaching degrees from Hope College in Holland, MI, Western Michigan University and Rutgers University. Her teaching career spanned 37 years, teaching at Somerville Elementary School, Bound Brook Elementary School, Warren Twp. Elementary School and Edison Twp. Elementary Schools before retiring. After her retirement, she was a substitute teacher.
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She was a member of the Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Westfield, for over 50 years.
Marian loved to write poetry and had several pieces published. She was devoted to her family and friends and loved by all who met her.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Simon Swieringa (D.1999), a grandson David Andrejczyk , siblings Arline Clark, Florence Norcross Edward Ivins and her son-in-law Ray Andrejczyk.
Surviving are her children, Paul Swieringa of Edison, Rose Andrejczyk of Shelton, CT, Dale Swieringa and his wife Diane of Edison and Charlie Swieringa of Lansing, MI; 7 grandchildren Sean, Jason, Tom, Tina, Chip, Erin and Alysia; 3 great grandchildren Braydon, Kaylee and Grayson.
A Service will take place Wednesday at 10am at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt.27) Metuchen (costello-runyon.com) followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery, Metuchen.
Visitation is Tuesday 7-9pm.