April Lynn Duncza, age 39, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at her home in Fords. Born in Omaha, NE, April spent her early years in a serene rural setting outside Omaha, cultivating a love for nature and creativity.
A proud graduate of the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in business marketing, April's adventurous spirit led her to Hawaii, where she embraced new beginnings alongside her sister Maria. Her career in marketing flourished, starting with The Girl Scouts of America in Hawaii, and later with the Phoenix Group and KEA Engineers in New Jersey. During her time at KEA, she not only excelled professionally but also found a wonderful home among the people at this organization whom she greatly cared about.
April's journey was marked by her deep spirituality and remarkable strength. She found solace and support in AA, where she made lifelong friendships, celebrating over 15 years of sobriety.
Her artistic soul shone brightly through her love of painting. April was among 20 artists selected to create a butterfly sculpture for Bound Brook Township, a testament to her creative brilliance. Her fascination with mermaids and unicorns mirrored her whimsical and imaginative nature. April cherished her role as an aunt, radiating joy and love to her many nieces and nephews. Her kindness extended to animals, especially her beloved cats, the late Meow-Meow, Sugar Face, and Farrah Face.
April is lovingly remembered by her mother, Valerie Farris of Wilber, NE; siblings, Pam Cooper (Michael Gilligan), Renee Biehl (Dan), Maria Duncza, Edward Duncza (Danette), Christina Johnson (Brent Johnson), and Jenny McCoy (Anthony Ray); and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends who were touched by her vibrant spirit and loving heart.
In honoring April's life, cremation services will be private. Her legacy of creativity, resilience, and unwavering love will continue to inspire all who knew her.