In Memoriam: Former NJCUL and Manville Area FCU Board Member Natalie Walkoviak Passes

MANVILLE, N.J. – Natalie R. Walkoviak, who served on the New Jersey Credit Union League and Manville Area FCU board of directors, died on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Eastern Star Home in Bridgewater. She was 85 years old.


Daughter of the late Peter and Mary Makaravage, Natalie was born in Wilkes Barre, PA, and lived most of her life in Manville. Natalie worked for Johnson & Johnson in Raritan. She was a Manville Borough Councilwoman, and for 18 years, she served as president of the Manville Senior Citizens. Natalie was a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish in Manville and enjoyed bowling, travelling, and spending time with her family.

She is predeceased by her husband, Leonard Walkoviak. She is survived by her children, Ronald Walkoviak and wife, Ruthann; Richard Walkoviak and wife, Ilene; Susan Barquero; Lorri O’Dell and husband, Erich; Robert Walkoviak and wife, Laura; brother, James Makaravage; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home (707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807) followed by burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough.