Body of missing
New Jersey jogger, banker found in Hudson River: family
The family of Andrew Jarzyk of Hoboken has confirmed that a body found in the
Hudson River on Monday is that of the 27-year-old who had been missing since the
early hours of April 1.
BY Nina Golgowski /
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 4:29 PM
Nearly a month after Andrew Jarzyk went missing his family, at long last, has
been given some amount of closure.
The 27-year-old's family has confirmed that a body found in the Hudson River on
Monday is that of the Hoboken, N.J., jogger and banker who had been missing
since the early hours of April 1.
But despite his body's recovery, his family says his death and disappearance is
still deeply shrouded in mystery.
"At this time we do not have answers into why Andrew's life ended at such a
young age. Please be accepting to the fact we may never have these answers," his
brother posted on a public Facebook page created for his recovery.
Authorities say their investigation into Jarzyk's disappearance and death is
still ongoing.FacebookAuthorities say their investigation into Jarzyk's
disappearance and death is still ongoing.
Jarzyk, who worked at PNC Financial in Woodland, had been described by friends
as in good spirits when last seen at a Hoboken restaurant.
Friends said he was at the West 5 supper club until around 1 a.m. when he took
off, but said he'd be back in a bit.
A little while later a neighbor said he saw him leaving his nearby apartment
while dressed in black exercise clothing.
The 27-year-old was last seen jogging along the river in the early hours of
April 1. The 27-year-old was last seen jogging along the river in the early
hours of April 1.A search for the 27-year-old man covered both the ground and
nearby water but it wasn't until Monday that his body was recovered.
Mystery surrounds the disappearance of a New Jersey banker last seen on
surveillance camera jogging by the Hudson River early Sunday morning..
Mystery surrounds the disappearance of a New Jersey banker last seen on
surveillance camera jogging by the Hudson River early Sunday morning..
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Surveillance cameras then captured him jogging near the waterfront.
In a tweet sent by Hoboken's mayor, Dawn Zimmer, she expressed her condolences
for his family, stating: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew Jarzyk and
his family at this very difficult time."
Jarzyk's cause of death is said to be still under investigation.
Family reveals Andrew Jarzyk’s body found, but disappearance still a mystery
By Kathryn Brenzel | NJ.com
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on April 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM, updated April 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM
HOBOKEN —Family members confirmed Tuesday night that the body found in the
Hudson River on Monday was that of Andrew Jarzyk, but said that his
disappearance is still shrouded in mystery.
The news comes nearly a month after the 27-year-old went missing. Hoboken police
have not yet confirmed that Jarzyk was the person pulled from the river on
Monday, but family members indicated on Facebook that this was the case.
"At this time we do not have answers into why Andrew’s life ended at such a
young age," the family said. "Please be accepting to the fact we may never have
Jarzyk was last seen March 30. Friends said he left a Hoboken club at 1 a.m.,
and he was later seen by neighbors outside his apartment, wearing running gear.
Surveillance cameras captured him running along the waterfront, but it remains
unclear what happened after he jogged out of camera range.
Searches in the river earlier this month were unsuccessful, and it's unclear why
Jarzyk's body wasn't discovered during these efforts.
His brother, Steve Jarzyk, posted a statement late Tuesday on the "Help Find
Andrew Jarzyk" Facebook page confirming that his brother had been found. The
post notes that many questions surrounding Jarzyk's disappearance remain
The following is the full statement issued by Jarzyk's family:
Family/Friends/Great People we’ve met along the way 4/29/14
On behalf of my family, we would like to thank everyone for all of their
continued support over the past 4 weeks. This has been an extremely difficult
journey of many emotions during this time.
Although this has been a very tragic ending, we have been able to get through
this because of love, faith, and outpouring support that we have received from
everyone. Andrew would be so proud. As we begin the healing process, please
continue to be positive. Do not hang your heads on the “what if’s” in life.
Andrew’s life on this earth was indeed cut very short. If you’ve crossed paths
with him over these 27 years, consider yourself lucky. Andrew was very
passionate about life and loved everyone. He would give you the shirt off his
back and a shoulder to cry on if you needed it. Remember all of the smiles.
Appreciate the time spent together. Most importantly, cherish the memories.
The coming days/weeks/months and even years will be painful. Grieve, but also
smile. The beautiful thing about this earth is that the sun will rise again
tomorrow. Remember that his memories will shine on us every day when that sun
does rise in the morning.
At this time we do not have answers into why Andrew’s life ended at such a young
age. Please be accepting to the fact we may never have these answers. As humans,
we are resilient. We will get through this together. Do not walk this path
alone. Seek comfort in others. Express your feelings to others. Hug others that
are hurting just like you. Be grateful every day that you do see the beautiful
sun rise in the sky again. Most importantly, keep Andrew in your hearts.
Remember his smile and that he’s patiently waiting for all of us to meet again.
Once again, I thank you on behalf of my family. We would not be able to get
through this without all of your support.
Steve and the entire Jarzyk family. Beverly A. Jarzyk Lindsey Tahlor Karyn
Serrano Jarzyk Andrew Jarzyk
Andrew Jarzyk HAMILTON - Andrew Jarzyk, 27, of Hamilton, passed away in Hoboken,
NJ. Born in Trenton, NJ, he was a lifelong area resident. Andrew was a 2005
graduate of Steinert High School in Hamilton, NJ and of Susquehanna University
in Selinsgrove, PA where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 2009.
He was recognized by the Susquehanna University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa,
the national leadership honor society, as a recipient of the 2007 Outstanding
Sophomore of the Year award. He graduated in 2009 as Magna Cum Laude. Andrew was
a former President and Recruitment Chairman for Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity;
Senator for the Student Government Association; a former Treasurer and Big
Brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization; co-chair for the Kevin
McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Committee; Student Representative for the SWSB
Dean Search and Marketing Committees. Andrew was employed by PNC Financial Group
in Woodland Park, NJ as Relationship Manager/Assistant Vice-President. He was an
avid golfer who loved various teams, including Ohio State, the NY Giants, the
Chicago Bulls, and the Oakland A's. Andrew is predeceased by his maternal
grandparents, Edward and Shirley Nevius; and his paternal grandfather, Arthur
Jarzyk. He is survived by his parents, Stephen Sr. and Beverly (Nevius) Jarzyk;
his paternal grandmother, June Jarzyk; his brother Stephen Jr. and wife Karyn;
his sister, Lindsey Jarzyk; his two nieces and a nephew, Larkin, Blaise, and
Tierney Jarzyk; aunts and uncles, Vincent and April Jarzyk, Charles and Janet
Nevius, Noreen Doyle, Felipe Chavez, and Sharon Hutchinson; and many cousins,
and wonderful friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May
5, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 555
Yardville-Allentown Rd., Yardville, NJ 08620. Burial will follow in the
Bordentown Cemetery, 210 Crosswicks Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505. Family and
friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 3pm and 5 to 8 pm as well as on Monday from
9 to 10 am at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365
Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made in Andrew's memory to The Visitation Home, P.O.
Box 11242, Hamilton, NJ 08620.
Published in The Trentonian on May 2, 2014
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/trentonian/obituary.aspx?pid=170891988#sthash.DY88E9ur.dpuf
In Memoriam - Andrew Jarzyk '09
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the tragic loss of 2009
graduate Andrew Jarzyk. Late Tuesday night, the Jarzyk family confirmed that the
body recovered from the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J., Monday night was in fact
Andrew, who went missing March 30 during an early morning jog.
As I mentioned at the town hall meeting this morning, Andrew was a star
Susquehannan—an all-around great person who took advantage of every opportunity
that came his way as a student. During his undergraduate years at Susquehanna,
Andrew was inducted into three national honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta for
first-year student achievement; the Order of Omega for Greek leadership; and
Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society recognizing students
who demonstrate superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. As
someone blessed to have known Andrew personally, I can attest that he indeed
demonstrated all of these qualities.
Under Andrew’s leadership, the Iota-Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was named
a Top TKE Chapter in 2008, a distinction given to only 11 chapters worldwide
that year. He was a student adviser, O-team leader and member of the Student
Government Association and the Sigmund Weis School of Business Marketing
Committee—all while pursuing a double major in economics and finance. He
mentored local children through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and worked
in the university’s business office. He was a resident assistant during his
semester abroad in the business school’s London Program, and twice traveled to
the United Arab Emirates as a student delegate for Education Without Borders
He carried this same ambition and thirst for knowledge into his professional
life. Prior to joining PNC as a relationship manager, Andrew snagged a spot in
Johnson & Johnson’s two-year Financial Leadership Development Program and worked
at the company’s corporate headquarters in New Jersey.
Andrew’s accomplishments were many for a man of only 27 years, but it was his
energetic and outgoing nature that I and many others remember most. Facebook
posts from Susquehanna alumni and faculty all speak to Andrew’s kindheartedness,
infectious personality and warm smile. James Brock, former dean of the Sigmund
Weis School of Business, may have said it best: “[Andrew] had an abundance of
positive energy and a kind word for everyone. And he was the kind of student you
simply knew would succeed.”
Our heartfelt sympathy is with Andrew’s family and friends as we all try to make
sense of this unfathomable loss. May we all take solace in the words of his
brother Steve, who posted a deeply moving tribute to the “Help Find Andrew
Jarzyk” Facebook page, established after Andrew’s disappearance: “The coming
days, weeks, months and even years will be painful. Grieve, but also smile. The
beautiful thing about this earth is that the sun will rise again tomorrow.
Remember that his memories will shine on us every day when that sun does rise in
L. Jay Lemons, President
Andrew’s services are as follows:
Sunday, May 4th from 1-3pm & 5-8pm and Monday, May 5th 9-10am
Brenna-Cellini Funeral Homes
2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Monday, May 5th at 11am
St. Vincent DePaul Church
555 Yardville-Allentown Rd
Yardville, NJ 08620
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
The Visitation Home
PO Box 11242
Hamilton, NJ 08610
The Visitation Home is a Catholic shared living residence for adults with
Bank manager, 27, washes up dead in Hoboken harbor a month after he went
missing while training for a half-marathon
By SNEJANA FARBEROV
PUBLISHED: 11:50 EST, 30 April 2014 | UPDATED: 17:06 EST, 30 April 2014
The body of a man that was pulled from the Hudson River Monday has been
identified as that of a 27-year-old jogger from New Jersey who went missing
The New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified the remains
Tuesday night as Andrew Jarzyk, of Hoboken, thanks to the forensic analysts of
the victim’s teeth and personal identifiers like tattoos.
The exact cause and manner of death have yet to be determined, but officials
say Jarzyk's body showed no signs of trauma to suggest foul play.
Jarzyk was discovered floating in the water near the historic Erie Lockawanna
Train Terminal just after 5.30pm Monday.
The New York City Police Department’s Habror Unit responded to the scene and
pulled the body out of the river.
Jarzyk's family issued a statement on Facebook last night confirming the tragic
discovery and saying that their loved one’s death remains a mystery.
'At this time we do not have answers into why Andrew’s life ended at such a
young age. Please be accepting to the fact we may never have these answers,' his
brother Steve Jarzyk wrote.
Andrew Jarzyk, a manager at The PNC Financial Services Group in Woodland Park,
was last seen alive at around 2am on March 30 outside his Hoboken apartment
dressed in his running gear.
Surveillance cameras captured him jogging along the waterfront, but it remains
unknown how he ended up in the river.
Jarzyk’s relatives said he went out for runs often since he was training for a
half-marathon in Long Branch at the time.
Earlier that night, Jarzyk was spending time with his friends at the West Five
Supper Club on Madison Street, The Jersey Journal reported. The 27-year-old, who
only recently got a promotion at work, appeared in good spirits, according to
people who were at the club at the time.
At around 1am, Jarzyk left the supper club but told his group that he would
return shortly. He never made it back.
NYPD made several attempts to find Jarzyk, but searches of the Hudson yielded no
clues. The missing man's family have spent the past month distributing fliers
and putting up billboards asking for public's help in finding him.
Then on Monday evening, a passerby came upon a body at the ferry slips south of
Pier A, which is where Jarzyk was caught on camera the night of his
disappearance, according to Hudson Reporter.
On Wednesday, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer issued a statement offering her
condolences to Jarzyk’s family and friends.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2617028/Bank-manager-27-washes-dead-Hoboken-harbor-month-went-missing-training-half-marathon.html#ixzz3LFPadAjb
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