Eugene Makara

Eugene J. Makara

Thursday, July 20th, 1961 - Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Eugene J. Makara, 58, of Point Pleasant Beach died on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Mr. Makara was an electrician at NJ Transit in Red Bank for over 32 years and was working up until his passing. He enjoyed spending time by the ocean, especially surfing and kayaking. He also was a marathon runner. Most importantly, he loved his Lord and Savior.
Born in Germantown, PA, he grew up in Brick and lived in Ortley Beach for 10 years before moving to Point Pleasant Beach 15 years ago.
Mr. Makara was predeceased by his parents, Eugene P. Makara and Agnes Pechal Makara. Surviving is his sister, Denise Makara Morton and her husband, James J. Morton of Point Pleasant; and brother, Alan Makara of Brick.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 1-4pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A prayer service will be conducted at 3:30pm in the funeral home. Pastor William Gaul will be officiating. Final interment will be held privately.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 3:30pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor William Gaul
  • Interment

    all services will be conducted privaetly
    505 Burnt Tavern Road
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 12:56pm
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Posted at 08:27am
Our deepest sympathies - wishing you strength and peace. Tom Lawson and Abed Thabatah - NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line Electricians
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Jerry Petros

Posted at 10:09pm
It's been two nights since my brother in Jesus Christ has joined our Creator in Heaven. And yet here I am thinking about him, memories fill my heart and mind constantly. Gene was one of my very very closest friends for 28 years. I can honestly say some of my best times ever in my life were spent with him and our mutual friends down in Ortley Beach as well as when Gene moved to Point Pleasant. Instead of drinking and hitting bars, we hit restaurants and movies. We all loved ripping on each other with one liners...but in all that Gene never ever lost track on the most important thing and that see everyone get saved by Jesus Christ.
It was Gene who gave me my King James Bible and he was the one who set me on my coarse of seeking the truth about everything at all cost. I will be eternally grateful to him for doing that. So in turn, I too got saved. Even though I miss him dearly, I know he is where he belongs Heaven with Jesus Christ.
My heart goes out you Denise, Alan and Jim. You were the center of Gene's life. He was the epitome of a loving, loyal son who took care of your father,when his health was leaving him. He was a rock. And was always there for the rest of you. And my sincere condolences to you guys of NJ Transit. I know you all miss him very much.
We were all blessed to have him touch our lives. May you Rest In Peace Gene. See Ya Soon

Jeffrey Hathcock

Posted at 03:17pm
Its Hard to believe this as I worked with Gene many years in Matawan and also in Redbank.
We are all very upset about this seeinghe seemed ok not long ago.He was always smiling all the time. I rarely heard any type of negativity from him. A few times I remember his running days as he'd finish work and head down to the beach to get ready for a marathon. Then he started his watermelons diet. As he always make us laugh. He will truly be missed, his commitments, jokes and his laughter, he was a great asset to the shop. I'll never forget him as I'm sure he's with his parents now watching over everyone. Rest in Peace my friend.

Tom McConnell

Posted at 01:39pm
I am very saddened by the news of Gene's passing. .

I worked with Gene almost all of his 32 years on NJ Transit. I always got a kick out of his weekend stories and some I'll never forget.
I still recall the first day he walked into the NJ Transit shop in Matawan he was always on the go and was a really down to earth friendly person. He'll be sorely missed by me and everyone who came in contact with him..

You have my deepest heartfelt sympathies.
Tom McConnell

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