~~Stephen R. Piszar of Millburn Township passed away on Thursday, June 30th. He was 74.
Mr. Piszar grew up in Carteret, Middlesex County, in a Hungarian enclave, the ethnicity of both his maternal and paternal families.
In the early 1960s, he achieved a Bachelors teaching degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and began his career as a science teacher. Mr. Piszar then earned a Masters degree in special education from Kean University, and in 1983, a doctorate of education in psychology from Rutgers University.
In 1999, Mr. Piszar retired as a school psychologist for the East Brunswick Board of Education. He had been a part-time therapist with Catholic Charities and while residing in Hunterdon County, maintained private clinical practices in Flemington, then Branchburg. His professional focus was on helping children attain their greatest educational potential.
Mr. Piszar was an active volunteer with the Cancer Hope Network. During his leisure, he enjoyed skiing and tennis, but for the last 20 years was an avid golf enthusiast.
Mr. Piszar leaves his wife, Janet (nee Pacio), a son Stephen Michael, daughter-in-law Pamela, a daughter Sherry, a grandson and granddaughter, Stephen Anthony and Julia Helen, and many much loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mr. Piszar is also survived by his former wife, Norma C. Piszar, the mother of his children. His younger brother, Ron, predeceased him in 2013.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a favorite charity.
Visiting hours will be held at Bradley, Smith & Smith, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ on Tuesday, July 5, from 6PM to 9 PM. Friends and family are invited to attend a Liturgy of the Word on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:15am at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Ave., Short Hills, NJ followed by the interment in Saint Rose of Lima Church Cemetery. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit www.www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com