In memory of
Raymond A. Golonka
In memory of
Raymond A. Golonka
Raymond A. Golonka Bar Manager at Butch Kowal's, avid drag racer, of Colonia, 78 Mr. Raymond A. Golonka, 78, passed away, Thursday, April 8, 2021, at home. Raymond was born in Newark, grew up in Union and lived in Colonia for the past 40 years. He was a Union High School graduate. Mr. Golonka was a US Army Vietnam veteran. Raymond was the bar manager at Butch Kowal's since 1987. Prior to that, Raymond was a garage manager for Domenico Bus Tours in Bayonne, NJ. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and was a drag racer and ran by the name of "Big Daddy". He won many races at Englishtown and all over the North East Region Division. He was a national record holder with the NHRA. Ray was an avid car show enthusiast showing a 1957 Chevy Belair and was a big NASCAR fan. Raymond is survived by his wife of 24 years, Fran Martin, two brothers, Anthony Golonka and his companion, Winnie, and Wayne Golonka and his wife, Myra Ann. Also survived by four nieces, two nephews and many friends. A Memorial Service will be announced in the future.
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Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home - RAHWAY
275 WEST MILTON AVENUE
Rahway, NJ 07065
In memory of
Raymond A. Golonka
Raymond A. Golonka Bar Manager at Butch Kowal's, avid drag racer, of Colonia, 78 Mr. Raymond A. Golonka, 78, passed away, Thursday, April 8, 2021, at home. Raymond was born in Newark, grew up in Union and lived in Colonia for the past 40 years. He was a Union High School graduate. Mr. Golonka was a US Army Vietnam veteran. Raymond was the bar manager at Butch Kowal's since 1987. Prior to that, Raymond was a garage manager for Domenico Bus Tours in Bayonne, NJ. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and was a drag racer and ran by the name of "Big Daddy". He won many races at Englishtown and all over the North East Region Division. He was a national record holder with the NHRA. Ray was an avid car show enthusiast showing a 1957 Chevy Belair and was a big NASCAR fan. Raymond is survived by his wife of 24 years, Fran Martin, two brothers, Anthony Golonka and his companion, Winnie, and Wayne Golonka and his wife, Myra Ann. Also survived by four nieces, two nephews and many friends. A Memorial Service will be announced in the future.
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Services Provided By
Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home - RAHWAY
275 WEST MILTON AVENUE
Rahway, NJ 07065
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