Below is an obituary submitted by the family of Beverly Ida Ann Krzastek, a former Toms River resident who died in Florida in December. In her memory, they request that donations may be made to rebuild the East Dover Volunteer Fire Company headquarters, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Donations can be made at the 629 Fischer Blvd. building or at www.edfc4.com.
Beverly Krzastek, 63, of Fort Myers, Fla., died suddenly on December 26 at her family’s home.
Born in Hackensack, she lived most of her life in the Shelter Cove section of Toms River before moving to Cape Coral, Fla., in 1997.
She was graduated from Toms River High School in 1967. She was employed for many years as a unit secretary for the hospitals in Point Pleasant and Brick Township in Ocean County and later for the Calusa Harbour Nursing Home in Fort Myers. Ms. Krzastek was employed for the past several years as a sales associate for the Burlington Coat Factory in Fort Myers.
An avid sports fan, she was also fond of professional wrestling and car racing. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Caloosahatchee Moose Lodge 2395, Cape Coral.
Surviving are: her mother, Elizabeth Krzastek, of Cape Coral; two sisters, Elizabeth Davis and Loretta Krzastek, both of Cape Coral; two nieces, Vicki Gilmartin, of Cape Coral, and Kelly Cackovic, of Tampa, and a great-niece and two great-nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Stanley Krzastek.
A Celebration of Life was held on January 13, 2013 at the Caloosahatchee Moose Lodge, in Cape Coral.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cape Coral, was entrusted with final care. A private interment was held at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.