Agnes M. Michalak Retired from beauty salon in Edison, 'she lived for her children' Agnes M. (Tkacs) Michalak, 97, of South Plainfield, N.J., passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center, Edison, N.J. Funeral services will begin on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 9 a.m. in the McCriskin- Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, N.J. 07080, followed a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, South Plainfield. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Perth Amboy, N.J. Family and friends may attend visitation on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. For more information, please see www.mccriskinfuneralhome.com for Agnes's interactive webpage. Born and raised in Perth Amboy, N.J., Agnes resided in Avenel, N.J., before settling in South Plainfield in 1952. A graduate of Beauty Vocational School in Woodbridge, N.J., she worked as a beautician in Keyport, N.J., and Metuchen, N.J., before her employment at the Forum Beauty Salon in Edison, where she worked for many years. Agnes lived for her children. She was interested in crafts and gardening, and was a wonderful cook and baker. She always enjoyed hosting family gatherings and special holiday celebrations. She was also a communicant of Sacred Heart R.C. Church in South Plainfield. Predeceased by her husband, Anthony Michalak, and sister, Margaret Nimetz, she is survived are her son, Barry Michalak and wife Sherry of Neshanic Station, N.J.; daughter, Carol Galinsky and husband Alan of South Plainfield; five grandchildren, Jessica and Brooke Michalak, Ashley Green, Kimberly and Matthew Galinsky, and four great-grandchildren. Donations may be made in Agnes's memory to the American Heart Association or the Dementia Society of America.
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