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 these answers."
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 unanswered.
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
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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 conferences.
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 the morning.”
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 developmental disabilities.
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 March 30.
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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