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Myron Lotosky, 95, a resident of Hazlet, New Jersey for over 60 years, currently of Brick, New Jersey passed away Tuesday January 9, 2024 at Ocean Medical Center.
He was born November 28, 1928 in Bayonne, New Jersey to the late Alex Lotosky and Mary (Kapelasz) Lotosky as the fifth of seven boys and was extremely proud of his full Ukrainian heritage.
Myron obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business at Siena College of Albany, New York. While there he played for the nationally ranked Siena Saints Varsity Basketball team, and was part of the 1950 team that won the prestigious National Catholic Invitational Tournament Championship of College Basketball in Madison Square Garden.
Myron was also very proud of his service in the United States Army during the Korean War as part of the 17th Infantry Regiment (The Buffalos) He served in Korea after graduating college.
After the war, he worked as a cost accountant, then a programmer, and last as a senior systems analyst for Western Electric, a division of AT&T, in Kearny, New Jersey from 1955 until his retirement in 1986.
Throughout his life, Myron was a sportsman who was active in a hunting club, competitive archery, and skiing as well as ocean, freshwater, and fly fishing. He enjoyed many of these outdoor activities at his second home in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. He was extremely funny and the life of all gatherings. He was affectionately referred to as “the mayor” by his family and friends at Locust Lake in the Poconos.
Over the last 10 years, he resided at the Chelsea Assisted Living of Brick. He gratefully appreciated all of the staff for their kind words and loving care.
Myron is also predeceased by his beloved wife to whom he was married for 53 years, Jospehine Ann (Duffy) Lotosky; his siblings Andrew Lotosky and his wife Dorothy, Steve Lotosky and his wife Doris, Michael Lotosky and his wife Miriam, Walter Lotosky and his wife Polly, Edward Lotosky and his wife Geraldine, and Alex Lotosky and his wife Susan. He is also predeceased by his wife’s sister Maureen and her husband, Alan Ecklof.
He is survived by his loving children Patricia Mary Sellar and her husband Jim of Hillsborough and Kevin Myron Lotosky of Howell; and his loving grandchildren Dylan Sellar and his wife Mary, Caitlyn Sellar, Connor Sellar, Ryan Sellar, Kelly Lotosky; and Shannon Lotosky. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation for Myron on Sunday January 14, 2024 from 3PM - 7PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place Keyport, New Jersey 07735 and again at the funeral home on Monday January 15, 2024 at 10:15AM for an 11AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church (Our Lady of Fatima Parish) of Keyport.
Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery Mausoleum of Keyport, New Jersey.
To offer the family of Myron your condolences, order flowers, or for directions to our funeral home, please do so here at our web site www.dayfuneralhome.com .
The family also requests that in leu of flowers donations to the Catholic Relief Services in Ukraine can be made in Myron Lotosky’s honor. Their website is https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/where-we-work/ukraine.