LINDEN – Robert J. Szewczyk, Sr., father of Eighth Ward Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis, died on Tuesday, Dec. 28. He was 72.
Szewczyk was a painter for David Friedland Painting of Elizabeth for 48 years, retiring in 2001. He moved to Linden seven years ago.
Szewczyk was the beloved husband of Patricia G. (Bonner) Szewczyk for 50 years. Their children are Kathleen G. Barna of North Plainfield, Deborah Popovic of Rahway, Michele Yamakaitis of Linden, and Robert J. Szewczyk Jr., also of Linden.
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