William "Bill" Czirjak of Ocean County passed away peacefully at home at the age of 74. On November 17, 2020. He was born in New York City on May 27 1946.
Bill was a Vietnam Veteran. He proudly served beginning in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1968.
Bill graduated from High school and began his career as an apprentice with the Port Authority of NY and NJ. He then worked as an electrician on the George Washington Bridge, at Newark Airport and as a controller for the Lincoln Tunnel. After 9/11 he continued to work for PATH as an inspector for the newly built tunnels and trains that needed to be replaced under the World Trade Center.
After living in Fair Lawn, NJ for 38 years, Bill retired in 2013 and he and my mom moved to the Greenbriar Oceanaire community in Waretown where he loved his new life at "the Jersey shore". Bill was an athlete and golf was one of his favorite hobbies. Bill was a patient teacher and would help anyone with their golf game. He also loved spending time with friends and traveling throughout the world. Through books, Bill taught himself to do anything. There was no home-improvement task that he could not fix and he was always ready to assist anyone who needed him. Bill had an easy going personality, he was laid back and uncomplicated. Life's simple pleasures made him happy. All he wanted was to make sure the people around him were comfortable, cared for, and to make them laugh.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Paula Berkoff-Czirjak, his children Stacie Jasper (Paul), Damian Czirjak (Lacey), Todd Berkoff, Ross Berkoff (Rebekah), and Sari Maher (Thomas). His 7 grandchilden brought him great joy- Batyah, Emunah, Akiva, Sofia, Leela, Eliana, and Aaron.
Bill is predeceased by his first wife, Edith Jacob and his parents, George and Elizabeth Czirjak.
Bill was symptom free at the time of his colon cancer diagnosis. Please get a colonoscopy before it becomes untreatable.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift in his name to Hackensack Meridian Health Hospice today.
Funeral services will take place at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel in Paramus, NJ on Friday, 11/20/2020 at 1PM. Burial will be held at Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, NJ. Due to Covid, only invited family members and friends can attend.William's Funeral Live Streamed