ANNIE HOLUB, 97, of Midland Park, NJ formerly of Garfield, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2022 after a brief illness.Â Annie was born on June 3, 1925 and was raised in Garfield, NJ by her loving parents, the late Stephen Holub and Mary Rusin Holub.
Annie attended Columbus School No.8Â and was a graduate of the Garfield High School Class of 1944.Â She completed nursing school at Paterson State College with courses at New York University.Â She graduated as a registered nurse (RN) and worked at Passaic General Hospital.Â
Annie was a head nurse at Passaic General when she joined Continental Can Company as a plant nurse at their Passaic, NJ factory. There her career as an occupational health nurse spanned 33 years.Â During that time she also entered into private practice and became the office nurse for Dr. Peter DeBell in Passaic.Â At times, Annie worked all three jobs, never taking a break - even on holidays. After leaving the nursing profession, Annie continued her empathetic, caring and compassionate ways with everyone she met. She had the highest respect for those aides and nurses that would eventually care for her knowing what a vital and difficult role it is.
Annie was a lifelong parishioner of the Three Saints R.O. Church in Garfield where she was a soprano in the church choir for more than 60 years.Â As member of the Mothers and Womens Club, she helped prepare tens of thousands of pierogi, nut cakes and poppy seed cakes over many decades to help fund the building of a new church.Â A deeply faith-filled person, Annie became the church caretaker at her retirement from nursing and served in that role for almost 20 years.
In 2010, Annie moved to Midland Park, where as family matriarch she continued to be a steady source of calm and guidance for her family.Â Annie loved the beach and family vacations in Wildwood Crest and Ocean City, NJ.Â She was passionate about laundry, her politics and having a good time.Â She enjoyed watching old westerns, gathering with family and all holiday events.Â Annie was seemingly able to always make her family laugh even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Annie was part of the Greatest Generation and she lived with integrity, humility and strength.Â She was a warm-hearted and devoted daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and Nanny throughout her life.Â Always thoughtful, loyal and loving to friends, she was a gift to all those who knew her.Â Annie was generous and unselfish always putting others before herself.Â Her family was her greatest joy.Â
Annie is survived by her dedicated brother-in-law, Basil Krenitsky, nephew and godson Nicholas Holub, Jr., wife JoAnn, niece Barbara Bizub, husband Peter, nephew Bob Krenitsky, wife JoAnn, and niece Arlene Santaella, husband Christopher.Â Also surviving are her six beloved great-nephews and nieces who lovingly called her Nanny: Justin Bizub, Lauren Santaella, Lindsey Santaella, Anna Krenitsky, Lainey Santaella and Bobby Krenitsky, Jr. and godchildren Marianne Schack Fitzgerald and John Opuda Jr.Â Â She is pre-deceased by her parents, her sister Helen Krenitsky, brother Nicholas Holub Sr., and sister-in-law Helen Holub.
Annie would say, Its always faster going home than when youre going somewhere.Â After 97 short years, Annie is home.
Visiting hours are 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 22 at Kugler Funeral Home, 311 5th St, Saddle Brook, NJ.Â Parastas will be at 7 pm.Â A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am on Friday, September 23 at Three Saints R.O. Church, 474 Outwater Lane, Garfield, NJ.Â Internment will follow at the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.Â
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Annies request to Hospice Care at The Valley Hospital Foundation, https:// www.valleyhospitalfoundation.org/donate , or mailed to The Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (In Memory of Annie Holub, Hospice Care).