Janice Marie Prostak, age 53,

Janice Marie Prostak

Janice Marie Prostak, age 53, of Greenwich Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017.

She was born on June 4, 1964 in Staten Island, NY.  She was a resident of the Hunterdon/Warren County area her entire life, moving to Greenwhich Twp. in 1988.

She was the daughter of the late Robert Andrew and Maryann Sicora Gerritse.

Janice was the wife of Thomas S. Prostak, celebrating 30 years of marriage.

She was a 4th grade teacher at Greenwich Elementary School where she taught for 21 years.

Janice was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alpha, NJ.  She loved traveling and running.  Most of all, she loved her family and she loved education.  She was a very dedicated teacher who would spend a great deal of time thinking about what she could do for her students.

Survivors in addition to her husband include her son; Thomas W. Prostak and his fiancee Lauren Perlingero of Stewartsville, NJ. She is also survived by two sisters; Sister Kathleen Marie Gerritse of Hopewell Junction, NY and Karen Gardineer and her husband David of Ewing, NJ.  Two brothers; Thomas Gerritse of NE and John Gerritse of CA.

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church,  830 5th Ave., Alpha, NJ.  Inurnment on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 12:30pm at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Alpha., NJ.

Memorials can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.