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556 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-233-0255
Fax: 908-233-0497
Margaret Kolibas

Margaret Kolibas

Monday, October 22nd, 1923 - Friday, December 27th, 2019
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Margaret E. Kolibas


Mrs. Margaret E. Kolibas, 96, passed away December 27th, 2019 at home in Westfield.

Born in Jersey City to Paul and Anna (Kraynack) Balas, Margaret moved to Roselle Park in 1950 and then into Westfield in 1965. Mrs. Kolibas was a long time member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. She worked for a number of years at the Westfield office of the Suburban News.

A talented seamstress, she enjoyed sewing and embroidery, as well as regular Bingo. A devoted and loving wife and mother, Margaret cherished time spent with family.

Mrs. Margaret Kolibas was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Joseph A. Kolibas in 1998; by her brother, John G. Balas in 2005; and by her daughter-in-law, Betty Kolibas in 2014.

She is survived by her children: son, Ronald J. Kolibas of Middlesex, daughter, Lorraine M. Kolibas and her husband Jeff Goldstein of Summit, son, Alan J. Kolibas and his wife Cindi Baltzer of Troy, Ohio, and son and caregiver , Robert M. Kolibas of Westfield. She is also survived by her beloved five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her longtime health aides, Dieula and Iesha.

Visitation will be from 10-11 am Friday January 3rd in Holy Trinity R.C. Church 315 Westfield Ave. Westfield, followed by the funeral mass at 11am. Burial will be in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Mrs. Kolibas’ name to Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Westfield.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Holy Trinity Church
    315 First Street
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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  • Service

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
    Westfield Ave. & First Street
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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  • Interment

    St. Gertrude Cemetery
    53 Inman Ave.
    COLONIA, NJ 07067
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Linda & Eric Deutchman

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Dear Lorraine, Jeff, Ron, & the entire Kolibas/Balas/Goldstein familiy, We are saddened to learn of Margaret's passing and want to send our condolensces with the hope that her memory will be for a blessing to you. Sincerely, Linda & Eric

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