Michael J. Oleinik, age 38, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2005 at his home.
Born in Passaic, he resided in Warren Township before moving to Franklin Park 6 years ago.
A graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High School, class of 1980, Michael played soccer for the high school as well as with the Warren Twp. Soccer Program beginning in middle school. He received his Associate Degree in Business from Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
He was a volunteer fireman for 5 years at the Mt. Bethel Volunteer Fire Company in Warren.
Michael was an avid hockey player belonging to the American Hockey and Ice Skating Association of New Jersey.
Surviving are his parents, William and Pauline (Barnes) Oleinik of Warren; his brother, David Oleinik of North Plainfield; his paternal grandmother, Nadia Oleinik of Manchester Twp.; his aunt and uncle, Leo and Flora Oleinik and their daughters, Patricia and Anna Oleinik, all of Ocean Twp.
Visitation will be on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung. Interment is private. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Mt. Bethel Volunteer Fire Company, 128 Mt. Bethel Road, Warren, NJ 07059 or the Plainfield Humane Society, 75 Rock Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060.