William J. Foltyn Jr. passed into eternal life on Sunday, Nov 27, 2011, at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark. Friends and family are invited to the family home at 36 Hemlock Ave, Newton, NJ, on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 for calling hours from 2 to 10 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec 5. You may call the family at (973) 786-6666. We will meet on Tuesday, Dec 6, at 12 noon at Goble Funeral Home in Sparta, NJ. Prayers will be said at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Garden State Crematory, 4101 Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ 07047.
Bill was born in Jersey City, NJ, to William and Jean Foltyn (Ogonowsky) and made his home on Lake Lenape. He graduated from Ferris High School, class of June 1959, and received his degree in chemistry from St. Peter's College in 1963. In 1969 Bill developed and operated Molecular Rearrangement Inc. (MRI) in Newton, NJ. He was currently semi-retired. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Cynthia Foltyn (DiGeso); two sons, William J. Foltyn III and his wife, Liz, of Denver, CO, and John Wellman Foltyn of Montague; a brother, Todd Foltyn, and his wife, Mary, of St. Croix, USVI; a sister, Norma Massaro, of Roswell, GA.
A Memorial Giving Registry in Bill's honor can be found on his personal memorial page: billfoltyn.blogspot.com. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations there or to the charity of your choice . In Bill's memory we encourage you to give your loved ones, your doctors or nurses, your patients, your caregivers, your friends or a stranger what Bill always gave, a gentle smile and a loving heart.
Published in Star-Ledger and the New Jersey Herald on November 30, 2011