Joan Ellen Apgar, 64, of Old Bridge, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, surrounded by family at the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, New Brunswick. Joan was a homemaker who for the last 6 years worked as a library assistant at the Spotswood Library. Joan lived for her family. She was a wonderful wife, mom, nannie & friend to all who knew and loved her. Born in Jersey City, she resided there for many years before moving to Old Bridge in 1974. She is predeceased by her parents, the late Gustave & Helen Gaguski. Joan is survived by her husband of 43 years, James S. Apgar, and her children, Jinelle & her husband Doug Campbell of Sayreville, and James & his wife Catherine Apgar of Old Bridge. Joan also leaves her grandchildren whom she loved more than anything, Nicholas, Travis, Daniel, Olivia, & Patrick. Also surviving are a nephew Gustave Fink of Old Bridge, a sister Helen Grace Gaguski of Brooklyn, NY., a brother Gustave Gaguski of Allentown, PA., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call on Tuesday, from 2-4 & 7-9pm and on Wednesday morning from 8-8:30am at the Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, 3377 US Hwy 9, Old Bridge, NJ. 08857. A funeral Liturgy will offered on Wednesday, September 7, at 9am from St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, 1 ST. Thomas Plaza, Old Bridge. Committal will follow at the Holy Cross Burial Park, Cranbury Rd. S. Brunswick. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request considering a donation to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave. Beth Page, New York, 11714.