John Wayne Karalevich, 74, of Elizabeth, NJ, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
Born in Elizabeth, John had lived in North Brunswick with his children before moving back to Elizabeth. John graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree. He enjoyed painting, photography, and was a collector.
John is survived by Nijole Karalevich of Toms River; by Wayne (son) & Priscila Karalevich of Colonia and their children Cole & Luke (grandsons); Nicole (daughter) Karalevich & her husband Noah Gordon of Metuchen; Anna “Jaye” (sister) & Gerald Niel of SC; and nephew, Chris Niel, of Boonton.
A visitation will be held Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen 08840. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakota Wolf Preserve (please copy and paste following link into a new browser:: https://store.lakotawolf.com/111a-2019-john-karalevich).