David J., 80, Clark, NJ

David Jankovic, 80, had his wish to visit a park and have lunch at Applebee’s with his wife and daughter granted, thanks to our Northern New Jersey chapter.   David and his wife, Barbara, live together in Clark Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Because of their medical conditions, they need medical transport to and from their nursing facility. Thank you to On-Time Transportation for donating the cost of their transportation for the day. David, Barbara and their daughter enjoyed a lovely day together.

Beatrice D., 92, Kearny, NJ

Beatrice Dybus, who passed away January 28, 2019, was posthumously honored by having her wish to receive an honorary college degree from New Jersey City University granted, thanks to our New Jersey.  Beatrice, 92, attended Jersey City State College (now known as New Jersey City University) in the 1970s where she was pursing a degree in English with a minor in literature which was a lifelong dream of hers.  At the time, she was married with seven children.  Because her husband was a veteran, they received veterans’ benefits that enabled her to attend college. Sadly, in her last semester, her husband passed away. Upon his death, the benefits were terminated since his death was not due to war or military reasons, but due to natural circumstances, Beatrice was forced to drop out of college and never completed her degree. Before her wish could be granted, she passed away suddenly in late January 2019.  Her grandson, Christian Hoffman who is also a graduate of NJCU, will accept her much-deserved honorary degree on her behalf.   Presenting her honorary degree will be Sue Henderson, President, NJCU, and Guillermo de Veyga, Chief of Staff, NJCU. Pictured is Beatrice with some of her family members.