Richard David “Dickie” Prosuk, Sr.

Formerly of Piscataway — Richard David “Dickie” Prosuk, Sr. passed away in the early hours of August 17, 2021 at Wesley Village located in Pittston, PA. Dickie was born in Milwaukee, WI to the late Andrew and Sophia Prosuk and grew up in Irvington. He settled to Piscataway in 1963 and just recently, moved to be closer to his daughter Dawn in Duryea, PA.

He retired as an account representative for Pillsbury and in his later years, assisted maintaining the Piscataway Funeral Home and helping with day to day operations.

For over fifty years, Dickie dedicated his life to the township of Piscataway and as a fireman with the New Market Fire Company #1. He was the first OEM Director for the township and held all ranks within the fire department, including Chief and Deputy Chief for eight years. Back in 1989, he commanded the Buffalo Tank fire, which until today, still holds as the largest fire for Piscataway Township.

He was a caring father, grandfather and great grandfather(pop pop) who will be missed tremendously and above all things, Dickie loved to spend time with his family and friends. He could often be found patronizing Buzzy’s in Piscataway and was a call away for anyone who needed help.

Predeceased by his loving wife Dottie in 2014 and brother Al, Dickie leaves behind his daughter Dawn Pesotini and her husband Ron of Duryea, PA, son Rick Prosuk and his wife Liz of Westfield and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4-8pm on Friday, August 21, 2021 at New Market Fire Company, 801 South Washington Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854 with a religious service and fireman’s service beginning 7:30pm. For those unable to attend Friday’s services, additional visitation will be held at the fire company on Saturday, August 22, 2021 from 9:00am until 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations in Dickie’s name to the New Market Fire Company.

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Per Dickie’s family, and to protect all those that gather, you must wear a face covering to attend the services.

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