Obituary of Andre M. Jasiecki
Andre M. Jasiecki
JACKSON- Died peacefully on Sunday, January 21 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 72 years old and put up a good fight against cancer, even after beating esophagus cancer, which is a rarity.
He was born in France and came to the United States in 1956 at the age of 5 years old, with his family. He grew up in Old Bridge, NJ. He went to Madison Township High School in Old Bridge for his freshman year. He graduated from New Brunswick Technical and Vocational High School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
He served in the US Army and was stationed in Oklahoma, Alaska, and New Mexico, where he worked on the White Sands Missile Range and participated in the Skylab project, as a Meteorological Observer. He was very proud to have been a part of that.
After leaving the military, he held many jobs including - Garden State Air Conditioning, 3M Company in Freehold, Graduating from Union Technical School, Neptune, NJ in Electronics, then working at New Jersey Steel Corp in Sayreville and American Ref Fuel/Covanta Energy Corp. in Newark as an electrician, before retiring in 2021.
He loved to read, to go canoeing, gardening, cutting wood, building projects around his home, working on his home, working on his car, fixing things, listening to Native American flute music, he would complement strangers to make them smile, he randomly gave gifts to his family for no particular reason, except to let them know he was thinking of them. He loved taking long walks around the park, going metal detecting, and finding little treasures. He enjoyed the beach, watching the birds, sitting in the sun enjoying the warmth, he enjoyed watching the sunset, and he always kept a close eye on the weather, especially when there was thunder and lightning, because he would love to watch the lightning show.
He also earned a purple belt in Karate/Pineland Karate (Goshin-Ryu). He would often come home after class and do shoulder rolls at home in the backyard grass.
He was a member of the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club.
He was predeceased by his parents Tadeusz and Anna Jasiecki. He is survived by his wife Valerie (Clayton), daughter, Victoria; son, Anthony all in Jackson; and his beloved cat Puddles. He is also survived by his brother, Peter (wife Jean), brother Michael (wife Joyce), in Washington State, brother John (wife Celeste) in Howell, and brother Joseph (wife Julie) in Washington State.
He loved to talk, he had the gift of gab and loved to give advice. If you had a question, he would answer it to the best of his abilities and if you had a problem, he would also try to help you resolve it.
He was a great man, husband, father, and brother. He had a true heart, and he wasn't afraid to speak out. He is loved very much and will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, January 29, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For those that cannot attend in person, the family invites you to participate via Webcast, HERE. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. Interment will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Arneytown. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com