In Memory

Doris Golden

Doris Golden

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12/01/14 08:48 PM #1    

Vito Jaskolka

I grew up in Sewaren. I went to St. Stephens Catholic Grammar School in Perth Amboy for 8 years. I got to know the kids in the neighborhood after school and during our summer vacation.

I have fond memories of Doris Golden. I also remember: Arlene Coyle, Olga Smith (who came from Avenel), Paula Kosten, Marilyn & Carolyn Sneedse, Jerry Kisko (my best friend), Billy and Dennis Golden, Herb Olson, Ed Casey, Rich Lojewski, Jerry Petrovey, Joe Sesnowich, Ron Lucas & Coert Voorhees. If I’m forgetting any one else, I apologize; old age is creeping up slowly.

We hung around the school playground where we would meet just about every day during the summer. The boys would gather at the playground and ride our bikes to play baseball. We would meet again later after supper and stay out until it got dark.

In 1957, I thought my life was over when my parents built a home on Crampton Ave. in Woodbridge. I had just finished 8th grade and now I had to leave my friends in Sewaren. I rode my bike from my new home to Sewaren every day of the week for over a year.

Turning 16, I got a job in Howard Johnsons on the Turnpike in Sewaren (my sister got me the job). Was I surprised to see Doris Golden coming to work there. She was a quiet, shy girl, very cute as well. There were lots of kids from Woodbridge High School that worked at HoJo’s with me. Thinking back to those wonderful times, it’s hard to believe that 4 of the friends I grew up with are no longer with us. I remember those happy years in Sewaren as if it were yesterday!

RIP: Doris, Jerry, Olga and Joey

12/02/14 01:24 PM #2    

Dolores Hnath (Sepanski)

I also grew up in Sewaren, along with Diane and Sonny Hulak, and Betty Ann Karnes.  I'm sure there were more but can't think of them off hand.  Doris was one of my best friends (was her maid of honor when she got married).  I lived a half block away from Sewaren School and the playground.  Summer days consisted of being on the playground most of the day.  I fondly remember Doris and I beating a lot of the boys in horseshoes.  Those were certainly good times and happy days!

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