Roy B. Zarkovacski, Jr., 72, of North Hanover Township passed away on November 1, 2019, at home with his furry friend, Cocoa, by his side. He was born in Perth Amboy, lived in Middletown and Howell and raised his family in Millstone Township before settling in Allentown in 2003. Roy was an engineer before his time. He was a jack-of-all-trades, who enjoyed model airplanes, trains, mechanics, antique and custom cars, and inventing things in his spare time. He was also a collector of watches and knives. He especially adored the time he spent building go-karts for his children when they were young. Roy put his whole heart into building his log home for his family and was a log home builder and dealer.
He is predeceased by his parents, Roy B. Sr., and Emily R. Zarkovacski of Manchester. He is survived by his four daughters, Renee Jones of Allentown, Michele Zarkovacski of Millstone Township, Brandy Valasa and her husband Anthony of Freehold Township, and Jamie Zarkovacski of Millstone Township; four grandchildren, Jason, Lyla, Abigail, and Anthony Jr.; former wife of 25 years, Diana Lynn Caufield and her husband, Eugene of Howell; sister, Dona Nazarenko and her husband, Warren of Vermont; and nieces and nephew, Janice, Lisa and Scott.
Relatives and friends are invited to say their goodbyes to Roy on November 19, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a service starting at 12:30 PM at Ardena Baptist Church located at 593 Adelphia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family to put toward funeral expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.