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Donna Csolak lost her
battle with ALS on Friday, September 14,
2018. Born & raised in New Jersey, Donna and
her husband Greg Hudzik moved to Smith
Mountain Lake (“paradise”) in 2014.
Although only 62 years young, Donna packed a
lot of life into those years. She worked and
put herself through college, graduating Phi
Beta Kappa. She worked for free for a year
to get a job in TV news and then worked her
way up to News & Public Affairs producer in
New Jersey, then New York City. She ran her
marketing business, Communique, for 17 very
successful years, loving every minute of
working with wineries and putting on wine &
food festivals and events. She was told “You
will never make good friends if you move
later in life.” She made amazing friends at
Smith Mountain Lake, many who became family.
Donna worked to travel. Through childhood
vacations (camping) and later work, she
visited 45 of the 50 United States, the
Eastern half of Canada, several Carribean
islands and 14 European countries, some as
many as five times. She and Greg loved to
fly to a European city, get a car & drive
where the mood suited them. Armed with only
a few foreign verses (how much? Please and
thank you. Where is the bathroom? And, I’d
like a glass of red wine, please) they
managed just fine.
Her favorite title in the whole world was
“aunt.” She loved spending time with, and
spoiling, her nieces: Jamie, Christina,
Kristen, Katie and Michelle. Her biggest
regret was that she would not be around to
continue spoiling the “loves of her life”
Tony, AJ, DD, Lucianna and Alessandra.
Donna would say she was completely blessed”
by her family and friends. She had a
far-flung, close knit extended family that
was always ready to get together for plenty
of laughter, food and drinks. She counts
herself lucky to have so many good friends
who stayed close throughout the years.
She is predeceased by her parents, Charles
Jr and Doris Csolak, her grandparents George
and Grace Lewis, and Charles Sr and Peggy
Csolak, her parents in-law Joseph and
Margeret Hudzik, as well as many special
great aunts and great uncles.
Donna leaves behind her husband of 29 years,
Gregory Hudzik; her devoted identical twin
sister, Diane French, husband Marty, Kristen
French and Matt Belegiovini, and Katie and
Jeff Johnson; her brother Jim Csolak and
daughter Jamie Heinemann, niece Michelle
Weckesser and Matt Carney, and beloved great
aunt Gretta Kovarie, and uncle Tom and
Justyna Csolak; special relatives Lisa and
Tony Gellner and her grand nephews and niece
Tony, AJ and DD; her wonderful in-laws Tom
Hudzik, Dorothy Hudzik, Kathy and Lee
Millard, and Pat Ciancaretti and husband
Frank and Christina and Anthony DiMeglio and
Lucianna & Alessandra.
Visitation for family and friends will be on
Saturday, September, 22, 2018 from 9am until
12noon at the Kingston and Kemp Funeral
Home, 260 White Horse Avenue, Hamilton. (www.kingstonandkemp.com)
In lieu of flowers please consider
donations to the Duke ALS Clinic sponsored
by The ALS Association North Carolina,
Chapter 4, North Blount Street, Suite 200,
Raleigh, NC 27601 or donate online to
Kevin Jourdain, 30 of Hamilton New Jersey, died
peacefully at home on Wednesday, September
12, 2018. Kevin was predeceased by his
maternal grandparents Ann and Philip
McGovern and his paternal grandmother,
Margaret Jourdain. Kevin is survived by his
Parents Noreen and William Jourdain, and his
brother Patrick Jourdain, all of Raleigh and
Leland, North Carolina, his paternal
grandfather Edmund Jourdain of Neenah,
Wisconsin, his favorite uncle Daniel
McGovern of New Port Richey, Florida, many
aunts, uncles and cousins, and his extended
Irish family from County Clare.
Kevin was a graduate of Hamilton High School
West (2006) and received his Bachelor’s
degree in communications from The College of
New Jersey in 2012. In High School, he was
an active member of the Marching Band and
Jazz Ensemble and was awarded the John
Philip Sousa medal in 2006. Kevin was also
on the Varsity Baseball team and Freshman
and JV Basketball teams.
Kevin was employed by Northstar, New Jersey
as a sales coordinator. He was previously
employed by Barnes and Noble Booksellers at
the College of New Jersey as assistant
textbook manager, Rider University as
textbook manager and Westminster Choir
College as bookstore manager.
Kevin was an avid golfer and a member of
Magnolia Greens Golf Club in Leland North
Carolina. Kevin participated in many sports
activities including, CYO Basketball, Babe
Ruth Baseball, Lou Gehrig Baseball and
Hamilton Little Lads Baseball and
Kevin was an avid supporter of his beloved
New York Sports teams, Yankees, Football
Giants, and Rangers, and a fan of Duke
Basketball and Notre Dame Football. Kevin’s
love for sports statistics made him an
active participant in fantasy sports leagues
along with his many friends from his
collegiate days at TCNJ.
Kevin enjoyed his regular visits to North
Carolina to visit his family and play many
rounds of golf with his Dad. Kevin always
spoke of his family trip to Ireland where he
played golf at Royal Portrush golf club, his
tour of Guinness where he learned to pour a
perfect pint, visiting the Giants Causeway
in Northern Ireland and attending the All
Ireland Hurling finals in Ennis followed by
a night of celebration with his “Irish”
Visitation will be on Saturday, September
22, 2018 at 11:00 am and funeral mass,
celebrated by Monsignor Michael Walsh (his
Irish Uncle), at 12:00 noon at St. James
Catholic Church, 115 East Delaware Avenue,
Pennington New Jersey. Wear “Yankee” blue to
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
can be made in Kevin’s name to the V
Foundation for Cancer Research,
Elizabeth “Betty” K. Trovitch, 93,
formerly of Hamilton Square, NJ, passed away
on September 12, 2018, at Heritage Hill
Senior Community, Weatherly, PA.
Born in Hazleton, PA, she resided in
Hamilton Square for 62 years before moving
to Heritage Hill. Betty was retired from
McGraw Hill Publishing and was a member of
St. Gregory the Great Parish and the
Robbinsville Senior Center. She was an
exceptional woman, who always put her family
She loved crafts, gardening and being
outdoors traveling with her family.
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother, she was predeceased by
her husband of 66 years, John G. Trovitch,
her daughter Barbara Fleming, her parents
John and Catherine Koslop and her brother
Jack Koslop. Betty is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law John and Gail Trovitch
of Weatherly, PA, her grandchildren Joseph
Fleming and his wife Reena of Myrtle Beach,
SC, Tammy Hischar and her husband Daniel of
Mountaintop, PA, and Jennifer Ice and her
husband Jim of Hamilton, NJ, her geat-grandchildren
Brianna Fleming, Alexander and Justin
Hischar and Calleigh Ice. She is also
survived by several nieces, nephews and her
very special friend “Homer”, her dog.
In accordance with Betty’s wishes, her
funeral will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made in
Betty’s memory to St. Gregory the Great
Building Fund, 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton
Square, NJ 08690.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home, Hamilton.
Bernard “Ben” Velivis,
93, of Hamilton passed away on Friday,
September 14, 2018, peacefully, at home.
Born and raised in Trenton, Ben was a 1943
Graduate of Trenton High School.
After graduation, Ben enlisted in the U.S.
Marines, where he served until being
honorably discharged in 1946. Ben returned
to Trenton and opened his own service
station. He ran his business and drove a
taxi in Trenton for several years.
Ben retired in the early 80’s from the
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Princeton,
after 30 years of faithful employment as an
electronic engineer. While at PPL, he
volunteered with the companies’ fire and
rescue response unit and also volunteered at
the St. Francis Hospital emergency room. Ben
was a licensed private pilot and a former
member of the Hamilton Elks and the Hamilton
and Ewing Senior Centers.
Son of the late Carl and Mary Velivis and
husband of the late Betty J. Velivis, he is
survived by his daughter Donna J. Miller of
Lawrenceville, his son and daughter-in-law
Bernard K. Velivis and wife Elsa Galvez of
New Hampshire, his granddaughters Jami Rios
and fiancé Harry Ares of Hamilton and
Jessica Velivis of California, his
great-grandchildren Selena and Samuel Rios
and his sister Anna McNally of Hamilton.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday,
September 19, 2018, at 11 AM at Kingston &
Kemp Funeral Home, 260 White Horse Ave.,
Entombment with military honors will follow
at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday
from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in
Bernard’s honor to Alzheimer’s Association
Greater NJ Chapter at www.alz.org/nj/donate.