BLANCHE C. BOOMER GAWALIS, 83, of LAKEWOOD, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Born in Passaic, she resided in Clifton for 52 years before moving to Lakewood two years ago. Mrs. Gawalis was a homemaker and parishioner of Athenia Reformed Church of Clifton. She was a member and past officer of Richfield Chapter AARP 4192.
Mrs. Gawalis was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, and a brother, Thomas Boomer. Surviving are two sons, Joseph Jr. of Succasunna, and Thomas of Hampton; a daughter, Bonnie Fabbo of Manchester; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a companion, George Cooke Sr. of Lakewood.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with funeral services at 8:30 p.m. at the Allwood Funeral Home, 660-670 Allwood Road, Clifton.