Eugene B. Vavrick
Eugene B. Vavrick
Eugene B. Vavrick, father of Father Eugene B. Vavrick, who lives in residence in Villa Vianney, Lawrenceville, died Feb. 4 at age 96.

Funeral services were scheduled for Feb. 10 in St. Anselm Church, 1028 Wayside Rd., Tinton Falls. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 4 p.m.

Mr. Vavrick was born in Nanticoke, Pa. in 1927 and was the fifth child of John and Kathryn Vavrick. He served in the Army Air force and pursued college studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes College (now University), Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

After college, he moved to Jersey City to pursue a career as a civil engineer. It was in Jersey City he met his wife, Marie Lorraine, to whom he was married for 49 years and together they raised five children.

Mr. Vavrick was an active member of the Knights of Columbus council in Keyport and the Angler’s Club and he also enjoyed golfing; assisting fellow seniors with “handy man” projects, and being involved in various activities in St. Anselm Parish.

Mr. Vavrick was predeceased by his parents, five siblings, his wife, Marie Lorraine, who died in 2017, and his son, Jack, who also died in 2017. In addition to his priest-son, he is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen Pennisi, Elizabeth Lanier and Patricia Anderson; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be mailed to The Center, 806 Third Ave., Asbury Park, N.J. 07712 or made online at