Olga (Tomko) Wiezel
Olga Wiezel passed away on March 29, 2022, at the age of 94. Olga was born on July 26th, 1927, in Whippany, New Jersey.
She was the daughter of Ukrainian and Austrian immigrants and the last surviving of twelve children. Olga attended Morristown High School before starting working at The Newark Lamp Works, one of the original factories of the Edison Lamp Division of General Electric. While working in Newark she met her husband, Thomas Wiezel. The two were eventually married and were together until Thomas’ passing on February 13th, 2001.
Olga and Thomas moved to Union, New Jersey where they welcomed their daughter Barbara Ann Wiezel. Olga was best known for her active social life, big beautiful smile and infectious positivity. She loved bringing people together and could always find something in common with any stranger she came across. She lived a long, loving life and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Ann Prudente, son in law Joseph N. Prudente Jr., grandson Joseph N. Prudente III, granddaughter Michelle Ann Prudente, and many extended family.
Olga will be laid to rest in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, New Jersey along side her husband, Thomas. The family will be holding a private mass and burial.
The family asks that instead of sending flowers, donations may be sent in Olga’s memory to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration online here: https://www.theaftd.org/support-aftds-mission/