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Monroe Obituary: Andrew Racz, 60

Racz served as a detective in Franklin Township for 12 years.

Andrew Racz, 60, of Monroe Township, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at home. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he resided in North Brunswick and South Brunswick before moving to Monroe Township. He attended St. Peter's HS, graduated from New Brunswick HS and attended Trenton State College.

First employed as a NJ Bell lineman, he soon entered into a career of law enforcement as a patrolman and detective for 12 years in Franklin Township, retiring as the Captain of Detectives for the Somerset County Prosecutors Office in 2003. He later worked as a special investigator for Travelers Insurance Co. He previously owned and operated Mike's Giant Subs in Somerset and Panache Caterers for 20 years.

He served as past president and state delegate to Franklin Township's PBA #154 and received a Gold Life membership. He was also affiliated with Somerset County's PBA #307, as a Silver member, New Brunswick's Elks Club, Sons of the American Legion Squad #0025 and Sportsman Rod and Gun Club, both in Milltown. He was an exceptional man who touched the lives of many. He mostly enjoyed spending quality time with his loving family. He was always a chef at heart and was an avid fisherman. He was a communicant of Our of Lady of Peace RC Church in North Brunswick.

He was predeceased by his loving parents, James and Mary Giannotto Racz of New Brunswick. Surviving are his loving wife of 25 years, Susan Voorhees Racz; daughter, Taylor Racz of Alexandria, Va.; son, Hunter Racz of Monroe; daughter and son-in-law, Brooke and Steven Kreiger of Milltown; son, Troy and daughter-in-law, Gabrielle Powell of Ewing; grandchildren, Harrison and Kendall Krieger; and brother, James Racz of North Carolina.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:00 am in the Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church, North Brunswick.

Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-9 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or via www.stjude.org/tributes. For mail or email, reference Tribute #32608220. For information, directions or to send condolences to family, visit www.rezemfh.com.

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