Piscataway – Richard T. Byrne, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2019 at JFK Medical Center in Edison.
Born and raised in Bayonne to the late Thomas and Edith (Krause) Byrne, Richard settled to Piscataway Township in 1967.
A honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy during the Korean War, Richard worked for Steve’s Supermarket as a controller in Bayonne until his retirement.
An avid NY Yankees fan, Richard enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and reading books about the mafia. Known to many as “The Gov”, he belonged to the Piscataway American Legion, Post 261 and the South Plainfield Elks. Richard will be remembered for his wicked sense of humor and being the funniest guy in the room.
Predeceased by his parents and brothers, Jack Farrant, Gerard Byrne and Eugene Byrne; surviving are his wife of 55 years, Theresa (Urbaniak) Byrne and two children, Tracey Miller and husband Jeff and Rick Byrne all of Piscataway. He will also be missed by his two dear granddaughters, Paige and Samantha and brother, Robert Byrne.
Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11AM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield NJ 07080 followed by entombment in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield.
Family and friends may gather for visitation on Tuesday from 5-8PM in the funeral home.