The Crabiel Home for Funerals

"Where the Personalized Service Makes the Difference"
We specialize in attention to detail for funerals of all faiths. If you have an immediate need of our services please call us at 732-828-1331. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Once you contact us, we will immediately begin the process of ensuring your loved one is secure and safely transported to our location. We will also make immediate arrangements for you to see your loved one, should you wish to do so.

Our Obituaries

Helen E. Solowey

January 2, 1932 - August 13, 2017

Helen E. Solowey, of Monroe Twp., passed away Sunday August 13, 2017 at her home. She was 85. Born in New Brunswick, Helen raised her family in East Brunswick, before retiring to the Concordia section of Monroe Twp. Helen was a legal assistant for Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman and Mahoney in New Brunswick for over 30 years, a career she highly valued and prided herself upon. She was intelligent,...
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Joan and Jeff Morris

August 8, 2017 - August 10, 2017

Joan M. Morris, of Milltown, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. Two days later on Thursday, August 10, 2017, her husband Jeffrey E. Morris, of Milltown, passed away in the same hospital. Joan was 70. Born in Hazelton PA, and raised in Manville, she lived in Milltown for the past 40 years. She had been working as a Senior Records Clerk for...
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Hannah Lilyan Abse

February 28, 1915 - July 30, 2017

Hannah Lilyan Klompus Adler Bristol Abse died on July 30, 2017 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She was born on February 28, 1915 and grew up Bound Brook, NJ, the daughter of Samuel and Eva Klompus. She and her family were members of Congregation Knesseth Israel in Bound Brook. She graduated in 1938 from New Jersey College for Women (Douglas College/Rutgers), served on the Board of Education...
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Carolina I. Albanir

May 30, 1945 - July 19, 2017

Carolina I. Albanir, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at home. She was 72. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina , she came to the United States in 1957. She resided in Hackensack and New Milford, before moving to North Brunswick 20 years ago. Carolina studied languages at Rutgers University and was fluent in four. She worked in international sales for Loreal in South...
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Arlene M. Kuhlthau

March 29, 1916 - July 15, 2017

Arlene M. Kuhlthau, formerly of Milltown, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, VA. She was 101. Born in Highland Park on March 29, 1916, she lived in Milltown for 74 years, before moving to Manassas 3 years ago. Mrs. Kuhlthau was an active member of St. Paul's Church United Church of Christ in Milltown, and the St. Paul's Women's Guild for...
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Estelle Elkind Nyer

December 25, 1918 - July 7, 2017

Estelle Elkind Nyer, of Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. She was 98. Born in Manhattan, she lived in Far Rockaway and Forest Hills, NY before moving to Tinton Falls 12 years ago. Estelle's family fondly remembers her wonderful zest for life. Estelle loved to travel and had a tremendous sense of adventure. She was also passionate about theater and music,...
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Anne Shehade

March 30, 1919 - July 6, 2017

Anne Shehade, of New Brunswick, passed away Thursday, July 06, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 98. Born In Bayonne NJ, she was raised in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1995 she moved back to the United States and resided in New Brunswick. She was a member of the Our Lady of Peace Sodality in Beirut and St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church in Franklin Twp. Mrs...
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Narmadaben Patel

February 1, 1947 - July 2, 2017

Narmadaben M Patel, 70, peacefully passed away in JFK Medical Center in Edison NJ. On January 23, 1977 she married Maganbhai H Patel, who preceded her in death on November 17, 2013. She was completely devoted to the Hindu religion and overcame many obstacles in her life from the moment she immigrated to the United States in 1977. From limited financial resources, to comprehending and later...
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Anna Holmes

September 23, 1930 - June 22, 2017

Anna Holmes of East Brunswick passed away peacefully at home on Thursday June 22, 2017 in her 86th year, with her family by her side. She was born in Perth Amboy, lived in Avenel, Lodi, South Hackensack and Garfield before moving to East Brunswick 20 years ago. Mrs. Holmes worked as a mail clerk for US Postal Service at the Palisades Park Post Office for 20 years, Bergen Pines Regional Medical...
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Haifa Kassas

November 6, 1941 - June 22, 2017

It is with saddenned hearts that we announce the passing of Haifa Kassas, 74 Years young. Haifa was a wife, a mother of five, a grandmother of thirteen, a great grandmother of eight (and counting), and a true friend. In every role of her life she shined with joy, kindness, compassion, and unrelenting love. Haifa Baroud was born in Metin, Lebanon on November 11th, 1941 and met and married the...
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Richard Dallas

May 3, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Richard Dallas, formerly of Milltown, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at home. He was 86. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown most of his life before moving to the Rossmoor section of Monroe Twp. in 2010. Richie served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for PSE&G in New Brunswick for 37 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the IBEW Union at PSE&G....
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Roberta "Robin" Moran

November 18, 1953 - June 16, 2017

Roberta "Robin" Moran, of East Brunswick, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 63. Having grown up in Bayonne, she moved to East Brunswick in 1986. She was loving caregiver to her family and loved spending time with them. Surviving is her husband Michael Moran; her daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Jaysen LeSage of Ewing...
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Henry Karabin

March 4, 1926 - June 14, 2017

Henry Karabin, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Spring Hills in Somerset. He was 91. Born and raised in NYC, he lived most of his life in Staten Island before moving to North Brunswick in 2011. Henry served in the US Navy during WWII. Before retiring he was a mail carrier for the United States Post Office in NYC for 30 years. He briefly worked for Hunter College...
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William F. Osmulski

September 5, 1923 - June 9, 2017

William F. Osmulski, of East Windsor, passed away on Friday June 9, 2017, at home. He was 93. Born in Summit he moved to East Windsor several years ago. During WWII, Mr. Osmulski survived the Battle of Normandy. He served in the US Army in the 1071st Quartermaster Company Air Group. Before retiring he was an over road truck driver. Surviving are his daughters Kathleen Buckley, Mary...
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Andrea Torres-Diaz

February 5, 1966 - June 8, 2017

Andrea Torres-Diaz, of New Brunswick, passed away Thursday, June 08, 2017. She was 51. Born in the Domnican Republic, she's lived in New Brunswick for several years. Andrea was a homecare aid. Surviving is her husband Alvino Miguel; her father Eramos Torres of Franklin Twp and her mother Ana Rosa Diaz of New Brunswick; her son Jonathan Pena and daughter Jennifer Miguel, both of New...
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Norman Pardun Crawford

October 26, 1933 - May 29, 2017

Norman Pardun Crawford, of Flemington, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Lyons Veterans Hospital. He was 83. Born and raised in Milltown, he lived in North Brunswick before moving to his farm in Flemington 40 years ago. Norman served in the US Army from 1953 – 1964. He was an engineer in the Aerospace Division, for General Electric in Hightstown, for 30 years. Norman was a member of...
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Shantaben J. Patel

January 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Mrs. Shantaben J. Patel, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Iselin. She was 80. Born in Vadsar India, she came to the United States in 2008 and resided in Iselin. Mrs. Patel was a very spiritual lady. She enjoyed singing hymns and spiritual readings. She's predeceased by her husband Jayantibhai Patel. Surviving are her sons Bipin Patel of India, Dinesh Patel of Iselin, and Haresh...
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Monica (nee Chiarello) Kilewski

January 3, 1950 - April 24, 2017

Monica Kilewski (nee Chiarello), of North Brunswick, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 67. Born and raised in Trenton, she lived in North Brunswick for the past 42 years. Monica received her undergraduate degree from Caldwell College and her Master's degree in early education from Trenton State College. She taught in many local schools, most recently the Abbott School in New...
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Teresa A. (Seladones) Pavlis

April 21, 2017

Teresa A. (Seladones) Pavlis, of Edison, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 87. Born in Brockton, PA, she lived in Edison most of her life. Terry worked for Revlon in Edison, for 20 years, retiring several years ago. She was a communicant and member of the Altar Rosary Society, of St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Edison....
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Irving Stein

April 18, 1925 - April 16, 2017

Irving Stein, of Monmouth Junction, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at The Elms in Cranbury. He was 91. Born in Newark, he lived in Irvington and Union Township, before moving to Monmouth Junction several years ago. Irving worked for Breakstone Foods in Linden for 26 years, retiring in 1991. During WWII, he served in the Navy. His war experiences are recorded in the Library of Congress...
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Edward Cohen

March 12, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Edward A. Cohen, of Monroe Twp., passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 89. Born in the Bronx, he grew up in Brooklyn, and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He lived in East Brunswick for 35 years before moving to Monroe Twp. 20 years ago. Ed was very active in in the East Brunswick and Monroe Twp. communities. He...
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Sevantilal Jain

April 8, 1942 - April 16, 2017

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Josephine "Pat" Gillespie

November 18, 1934 - April 16, 2017

Josephine "Pat" Gillespie a resident of Cranbury, NJ, passed away on April 16, 2017 at The Elms of Cranbury. Pat was born November 18, 1934 and was 82 years young. Born and raised in Perth Amboy, she lived in North Brunswick before moving to The Elms where she fully enjoyed her last years. Pat worked for the Perth Amboy Board of Education which allowed her to always keep a "watchful" eye on...
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Matthew J. Borkowski

August 3, 1951 - April 15, 2017

Matthew J. Borkowski, of Plainsboro, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 65. Born in Passaic, he lived in Brick Twp before moving to Plainsboro. Matthew had worked for the Brick Public Library. He was an influential and respected writer and musician in the burgeoning poetry scene of New Brunswick and surrounding areas...
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Barbara S. Schatzberg

July 27, 1947 - April 14, 2017

Barbara S. Schatzberg, of Highland Park, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 69. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in Highland Park all of her life. Barbara currently was a legal secretary, for the past 47 years, for Hendricks & Hendricks Esq. in New Brunswick. She was a lifelong member of Ahavas Achim Temple in Highland...
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Judith W. Brodman

May 21, 1933 - April 9, 2017

Judith W. Brodman, of Monroe Twp., passed away Sunday, April 09, 2017 at The Elms in Cranbury. She was 83. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Bayonne and East Brunswick before moving to Monroe Twp. 22 years ago. Mrs. Brodman taught in Old Bridge for 28 years, in both kindergarten and as a reading specialist. She was a graduate of New Jersey College for Women, which would later become...
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Raymond E. Andreola

September 18, 1988 - April 7, 2017

Raymond E. Andreola, of Milltown, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. He was 28. Born in Sacramento CA, he lived in Milltown most of his life. Ray was currently working for Compass Group USA in Teaneck, as a production manager. He will be remembered for being a ball of life and a comedian. He's predeceased by his father Mark Andreola (d. 2008). Surviving is his mother Lori ...
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Diep Thi Le

August 25, 1922 - April 3, 2017

Diep Thi Le, formerly of East Brunswick, passed away Monday, April 03, 2017 at Golden Living in Old Bridge. She was 94. Born in Long-An, Vietnam, she was a Buddhist Nun in Vietnam. Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law Loan-Anh and Leslie Small of Kennett Square, PA; her son and daughter-in-law Nguyen Hoang and Long Minh of East Brunswick; her grandchildren and great grandchildren. ...
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Helen Elizabeth Mann Geiger

September 2, 1920 - April 1, 2017

Helen Elizabeth Mann Geiger, of Toms River, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Care One in East Brunswick. She was 96. Born in Hawthorne NJ, Helen and her brother George grew up in a Masonic Children's Home in Burlington. She resided in Newark, Rutherford and Hasbrouck Heights before moving to Toms River 30 years ago. She worked in human resources for Bendix in Teterboro, before...
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