Theodore “Ted” Nawrocki
Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather
Theodore “Ted” Nawrocki, 91, of Millburn, NJ, after 17 years of Alzheimers Disease, Ted passed peacefully on June 14, 2018. Born in Newark, Ted lived in Millburn for 56 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Micheline D’Alessandro Nawrocki, father of Debra Ann Nawrocki Lawlor and her husband, Richard, Jr., & Victor John Nawrocki, grandfather of Corinne Ann Lawlor, Madeline Micheline Lawlor & Theodora Marie Lawlor, also survived by his brother in law, Gene D’Alessandro and his wife Theresa. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews Veronica D’Alessandro Zeichner, Karen D’Alessandro Smith, Barbara Sisco, Janet Baliko and Roger Nawrocki.
Ted was a Pharmacist and owner of Nawrocki’s Pharmacy on Stuyvesant Avenue, Union NJ for 50 years (1952-2003). He loved serving the community of Union and appreciated the dedication of his employees. Theodore was an active Member of: APHA American Pharmaceutical Association, New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association, ACA American College of Apothecaries and the Garden State Pharmacy Owners.
Ted was a champion for patient rights challenging drug companies, in an effort to keep prescription drugs affordable for all. He was instrumental in the formation of the New Jersey PAA program in the state of NJ in the mid-70’s. This was one of the first programs to help fund Senior Citizen Prescriptions in the country. Finally, 30 years later in 2006, The National program Medicare Part D was introduced. Ted was 30 years before his time.
Theodore was an advocate for patient information and was published in May 1976 in the Journal of American Pharmaceutical Association. His article stressed to other pharmacists across the country the importance of patient knowledge of Medication side effects, adverse reactions and establishing patient programs
Ted was avid reader of history, business and finance. He appreciated classical music and enjoyed boating and the Jersey Shore with his family whenever he could.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10 am at St. Rose of Lima Church. Following services on Monday. Entombment Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. Friends and family are invited back to the family home after the Cemetery at 43 Oval Road, Millburn.
Visiting hours, Sunday, 3 to 6 pm at the Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave. Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s name may be made to: Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Ave., #203, Roseland, NJ 07068. To send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com