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Michael Arendacs, Sr.


Michael Arendacs, Sr., age 86 of Totowa, died peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He had lived in Totowa since 1962.

Michael had worked for many area manufacturing companies, including Curtis Wright, Bendix, and he eventually retired in 1991 after twenty one years with Revlon, where he was a production planner.

Michael grew up in Farfield, NJ and moved to Jersey City when he met Mildred Adamcio. They had initially met in 1955 while competing in a bowling tournament at Cohoes, NY. Mike was a member of the “Far Club” bowling team and Millie stole his heart. They were soon engaged and married in 1958 at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Jersey City, NJ. They have enjoyed nearly sixty years of devoted marriage together. Mike and Millie’s lives revolved around their son, Michael, Jr., who was born with Down syndrome. Michael Jr. brought an abundance of love into their family the three of them did just about everything together. Michael Jr. enjoyed road-trips and, over the course of many years, they managed to visit all fifty of the United States! They had traveled to California on several occasions, visiting with Millie’s sister as well.

Mike and Millie’s faith in God was certainly the foundation of their relationship. They are both strong believers and their church family meant so much to them. When they moved to Totowa in 1962, they jumped right in to help start the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church on French Hill Rd. in Wayne, which opened in 1964. They’ve been faithful members ever since and they truly loved their church and fellow members. Mike will certainly be missed there by all who knew him.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife Mildred of Totowa, their son; Michael, Jr., his niece; Claudia Slaby of Ortley Beach, NJ, and his nephew; Anthony Pawlik of Connecticut.

Friends may visit with the family at the Holy Resurrection RO Church, French Hill Rd., Wayne, on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5-7 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the church, followed by burial at Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Hillsborough, NJ.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 285 French Hill Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 would be appreciated.

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