Sonya Rita Bayrasli, 80, of Lopatcong Township and formerly of Red Bank and Springfield, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.
Rita was born on September 13, 1938 in Newark, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Esther (nee Tzeses) Usdin.
She was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson and furthered her education at Monmouth University where she received her Master’s degree.
Rita was previously married to Yahya Bayrasli and was the loving mother of sons Levent A. Bayrasli and wife Karen and Kamuran Bayrasli and wife Donna. She was the cherished grandmother of Jake A. Bayrasli and wife Morgan, Jenna Bayrasli, Emily Bayrasli, and two great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her brother, Jack Usdin and wife Sheila, Jack Pivnick and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her sisters; Ann Randin and Barbara Ann Pivnick, who was her twin.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Architects Golf Club, 700 Strykers Road, Lopatcong, NJ 08865. In lieu of flowers, Rita supported Wounded Warrior Project and National Public Radio.
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