Michael John Krajkovich , Age 86, From Ocala Fla, Formally, Navesink NJ.
Born May 9, 1932 in the village of Vojcice, Czechoslovakia. Immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 in 1938. He grew up in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He attended Holy Family Elementary school and Bishop Loughlin High School where he was a stand out Athlete and a Hall of fame inductee in 2003. After graduating HS he attended Saint Peters college where he earned his BS degree in Marketing. Late he attended Kean Teachers College and earned his Masters in Education. He taught for 30 years at Madison Central HS and Cedar Ridge HS in Old Bridge Township.He was also the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Coach for 30 years.He later coached the boys Basketball team at Keyport HS and lead them to their first Sectional Championship in 1992. Dad was a Dad,Husband, Teacher, Carpenter, an Ice cream man, pilot, coach, brother, son, friend and will be deeply missed.
He is predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary Krajkovich. His beloved wife Joan,(nee Quade), his Daughter Michelle, and his brother Paul Krajkovich.
He also served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1961 , when he retired as a First Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.
He leaves behind to carry on his Legacy his 5 children, JoAnn Cahill (Patrick), of Colts Neck NJ, Alyce Gillett (Andy) of Hurricane,Utah, Marianne Visicaro (Michael) , Whiting Nj, Christine White (Bill), Toms River Nj, Michael Krajkovich Jr. (Lynne), East Hanover Nj.
His Beloved Grandchildren, Molly DeDeyn (Sean), Emma and Hannah Gillett, Alexis Mottese (Chris), Kaela Celano (Mark), Dr. Carly White and Zachary White, Dylan and Sara Krajkovich. And great grandson Axel DeDeyn.
He also leaves behind His Brother Joseph Krajkovich, Sister Mary Farley, and many nieces and nephews, and sister in laws. Most of all hi will miss his best friend ever Frank Marchese.
Fairways and Greens Dad! We will miss you always and love you forever!! God speed to the “ Boss”, “Coach K”, “ The Big K”.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, Jan. 6th, from 2pm to 6pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville. Funeral Monday, 8:30am at the funeral home before celebrating a 9:30am Funeral Mass at St. Barnabas Church, Bayville. Burial will follow to St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michaels memory to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital (stjude.org), would be appreciated. Please visit our web-site for Michael’s complete obituary at; (mastapeterfuneralhome.com). Please visit our web-site for Michael’s complete obituary at; (mastapeterfuneralhome.com).