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Alan Nay Czaplinski

Obituary for Alan Nay Czaplinski

September 26, 1953 - September 3, 2020
South River, New Jersey | Age 66

Nay worked for the NJ Turnpike and cherished his friendships he had made.


Alan P. Czaplinski was born on September 26, 1953 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He died on September 3, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Alan graduated from New Brunswick High School and attended Middlesex County College. He was employed by Johnson & Johnson for more than 30 years and then retired from another career with the New Jersey Turnpike on March 1, 2020. He was known by his many friends simply as "Nay" and cherished their friendship

Alan was an avid sports fan and vintage car collector who was always willing to share his joy and interest with others. Most importantly, he enjoyed celebrating his journey in life with Joan & Peter Trygar as well as Don Magoo and Mike Ruvolo.

Alan is preceded in death by his father Thomas V. Czalinski; mother Vivian Czaplinski; and sister Carol Czaplinski. He is survived by his sister Donna (Earl) Beal; brother Thomas (Casey) Czaplinski; and sister-in-law Judy Arena as well as numerous nieces and nephews in addition to his "adopted" family Joan & Peter Trygar.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crabiel Home For Funerals of Milltown , New Jersey, where you can sign the online guest book at There will be no funeral services due to both the pandemic and desires of Alan. Instead, Alan wishes are there to be no flowers or other remembrances, however, donation can be made in his honor to St.Jude or the Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) Hospice.

Services are Private

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170 North Main Street - at Riva Avenue
Milltown, NJ 08850
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