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Funeral for Hoboken's Andrew Jarzyk is Monday

Viewings and services will be held in his hometown of Hamilton.

Andrew Jarzyk
Andrew Jarzyk
A funeral will be held Monday for the Hoboken man whose body was pulled from the Hudson River this week after he had been missing for a month.

The viewing for Andrew Jarzyk will be held at Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home in Hamilton from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday. The funeral home is located at 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton.

Jarzyk's funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent DePaul Church, located at 555 Yardville-Allentown Road in Yardville.

The 27-year-old man's body was found late Monday afternoon in the Hudson River near Lackawanna Terminal. Jarzyk went missing on Sunday, March 30 when he was last seen jogging along the waterfront at about 2 a.m. that morning.

A month-long search was unsuccessful and Jarzyk's family also offered a $10,000 reward and had a digital billboard placed along Interstate 78 in Millburn alerting motorists of his disappearance.

The cause of death remains unknown, but the medical examiner's office said the body showed no signs of trauma that would have indicated foul play.

Jarzyk, who grew up in Hamilton, moved to Hoboken after graduating Susquehanna University in 2009.

"Andrew was a star Susquehannan—an all-around great person who took advantage of every opportunity that came his way as a student," Susquehanna President L. Jay Lemons wrote in a memoriam post on the school's website.

"During his undergraduate years at Susquehanna, Andrew was inducted into three national honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta for first-year student achievement; the Order of Omega for Greek leadership; and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society recognizing students who demonstrate superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. As someone blessed to have known Andrew personally, I can attest that he indeed demonstrated all of these qualities."

Jarzyk joined John & Johnson's two-year Financial Leadership Development Program at the company's corporate headquarters in New Jersey after graduating college. He most recently was working for PNC as a relationship manager.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Visitation Home, PO Box 11242, Hamilton, NJ 08610. The Visitation Home is a Catholic shared living residence for adults with developmental disabilities.

"Although this has been a very tragic ending, we have been able to get through this because of love, faith, and outpouring support that we have received from everyone. Andrew would be so proud," Jarzyk's brother, Steve, wrote on the "Help Find Andrew Jarzyk" Facebook page.

"As we begin the healing process, please continue to be positive. Do not hang your heads on the 'what ifs' in life. Andrew’s life on this earth was indeed cut very short. If you’ve crossed paths with him over these 27 years, consider yourself lucky. Andrew was very passionate about life and loved everyone. He would give you the shirt off his back and a shoulder to cry on if you needed it. Remember all of the smiles. Appreciate the time spent together. Most importantly, cherish the memories."

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