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233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ, 07734
Phone: (732) 787-1177
Fax: (732)495-7373
Manager- Alicia Kedz- Sarin
NJ. LIC No.4062

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Condolence From: Terry Guadagno
Condolence: Dear Linda and Family:

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you all. Such a sweet man. Sending Love and Prayers to you during this most difficult time.

Saturday February 24, 2018
Condolence From: Jimmy Boos Jr
Condolence: Beatnik was a great man and unconditional friend of the Boos family for 60 years. sending love and respect from the entire Boos family.
Thursday February 22, 2018
Condolence From: Ann & Bill Cushing
Condolence: To the Bodnar Family, we send our deepest condolences. He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. He's now together with Edsie for eternity
Thursday February 22, 2018
Condolence From: Don O'Halloran & Family
Condolence: I met Beatnik in the late 1970’s when he moved from 733 to 337 Avenue A. I was the paperboy and Beatnik’s friend Melody (who was moving out of the apartment at 337) told Beat that I was a poor neighborhood kid and that he needed to continue buying the paper from me. I really wasn’t poor, I had a large paper route and always wore old clothes because I didn’t want to ruin my good clothes with newspaper ink.

Meeting Beatnik had an immediate impact on me and he quickly figured out that I wasn’t poor. Beat was the first adult in my life that I could call my friend! The other adults were all good people, but Beatnik spoke to me and treated me as an equal. He was interested in what I had to say and always made time to talk with me. He listened to every word and offered advice when he thought I needed it. Reflecting on those days, I don’t know how he did it. I could talk the legs off a table and Beatnik had a good ear and the patience of a Saint.

As time went on, I became very close with Beat & Linda. I was in my early 20’s when they jumped the broom and I gave Linda away at their wedding. Linda said “since you can’t have me, can you at least give me away “! I was so proud to be thought of in such high regard by my adult friend and his beautiful bride.

I remember one camping trip that we went on when Phil was still small. We started diving off a trestle bridge into Keen Lake and Beatnik was bummed out because he didn’t have swim trunks with him. I went to my van and got him a pair of my basketball shorts. Beatnik made an awesome dive from the trestle and the basketball shorts came flying off when he hit the water. Now, Beat was standing to the side wrapped in a towel, holding Phil’s hand and a little girl walking by with her parents pointed at him and said, “Mommy & Daddy, look it’s Jesus”!

I could go on forever about my friend Beatnik and our families, but I will stop here and say that Beat was a fine man with a gentle, loving heart. If you were a friend of Beatnik’s, you knew it, and there were no limits to what he would do for you. You see, the little girl at the swimming trestle was right!

We will get through this, but we won’t get over this. We love you and will miss you dearly.
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Condolence From: john young
Condolence: Worked with Paul in jersey city and at oak island was a pleasure to work with him and we had a bond of friendship from his first work day on the railroad.The first time we worked together was on the 3pm east bound hump engineneer Percy Flick train man Clinton Carr and Paul. All clear signals ahead Paul destination in sight. my deepest condolences
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Condolence From: Kathy Bransky
Condolence: Uncle Beatnik, I am still in shock but I am sure you know that I loved you very very much. We had a lot of great times. Thank you for always being so loving and kind. I will miss you forever. XOXOXOX
Monday February 19, 2018
Condolence From: Joseph Constantine
Condolence: My Deepest Condolences to the Bednar family at this very sad time.
I worked with Paul when I was a Yard Master for ConRail in Oak Island.
I am very glad to have known the Beat Nik... God Bless may he rest in peace.....
Monday February 19, 2018
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(732) 787-1177 Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals Inc.
233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Fax: (732)495-7373
Email: medicalcat@aol.com
(732) 787-1177 Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals Inc.
233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Fax: (732)495-7373
Email: medicalcat@aol.com
(732) 787-1177 Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals Inc.
233 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Fax: (732)495-7373
Email: medicalcat@aol.com