Kenneth E. Reiss, 73, of Colonia passed away after a long illness at JFK Medical Center in Edison on June 28, 2021.
Born October 27, 1947 in Orange to Edward and Ann Reiss, Ken was raised in Union and graduated from Union High School, class of 1965. Following graduation he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged and continued to serve in the Army reserves until 1972. Ken received numerous service awards, including the Purple Heart.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Roseann (née Pryzlakowski); son Kenneth Jr. and his wife Meredith; daughter Erica Kost and her husband Bryan; daughter Stephanie Tune and her husband Jason; four adored grandchildren: Bryce, Kelsey, Layla, and Jason (JJ); his sister Kathi Dooley; brothers-in-law Michael and Stephen Pryzlakowski; and nieces Jennifer Galik and Jill Komosinski.
Visitation Thursday July 1, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Gosselin Funeral Home 660 New Dover Road, Edison. Blessing Friday July 2, 2021 10:00am at the funeral home followed by interment St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ken’s memory to the Vietnam Veterans of America and the ASPCA.
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